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North Valley Art League Call to Photographers


This show is open to all photographers residing in Northern California and Southern Oregon defined as follows: Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, El Dorado counties and all counties north to the California border, and the southern Oregon counties of Coos, Douglas, Curry, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath, Lake, Harney, and Malheur.  Work may be shipped or hand-delivered to the NVAL Carter House Gallery.
Images previously accepted into a NVAL Juried Photography Show are not eligible – with the exception of images accepted into a NVAL International Juried Photography Show as a Silver Selection.
All forms of photographic expression are encouraged, with the stipulation that all images must be the original work of the artist, i.e. both capture and post-processing, excluding resizing and printing.

AWARDS — $700

  • First Place — $400
  • Second Place — $200
  • Third Place — $100
  • Honorable Mentions
  • Only juror-accepted work submitted to the Carter House Gallery exhibit is eligible for awards


We are proud to have Michael Eichwald from Redding, CA as the juror for the 2016 show.  
Michael Eichwald is an award winning photographer living in Redding. While in Europe as a young student he was strongly influenced by an uncle who was a professional photographer in London, and also by a second uncle who was active in the academic study of art and visual perception. From these early experiences came a continuing interest in visual aesthetics.
            For many years his personal photography took a back seat to the practice of dermatology. With retirement, however, he was able once again to pursue his interest in what makes one image art and another simple craft, as well as to actively support the local appreciation of creative photography.
            He is an active member of the North Valley Art League, and for some years was the chairperson for the league’s Regional Juried Photography Show. His participation in the local visual art world includes membership in the North State Photography association, Artist’s Gathering, and the Salon Artists Group.
            Mike’s interest in judging comes, then, from a broad perspective that includes a continuing desire to recognize, define, and encourage photography as an art form. He has judged local competitions and was named a preliminary judge for the prestigious Michael Kellicutt Juried Competition of 2011.


  • Entry period opens October 1
  • Entry deadline is Monday, November 30, 2015
  • All entries will be online.  The procedure is quite easy and is explained in the Prospectus
  • You may enter as many images as you wish
  • Entry Fees — $33 to enter three images, $8 each additional



Go to the NVAL website, — select Shows, Photography, Regional, 2016 Regional Photography Show or  Click Here

The entry link is at the bottom of the Prospectus

QUESTIONS — Contact show chairman, Andrea Penners

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