Layers Upon Layers – MARCH 2022

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Archival Gallery
(916) 923-6204 –



Sacramento, February 1, 2022 – Archival Gallery will present LAYERS UPON LAYERS, a curated ceramics show in celebration of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) regional event, March 3-26, 2022. The exhibition is guest curated by Sacramento ceramicist Shenny Cruces.

The gallery will be open for a Second Saturday Public Reception on March 12 from 5-8PM, and for a special NCECA Reception on March 18 from 5-9PM.

Layers Upon Layers includes Northern California artists Jennifer Brazelton, Gary Carlos, Shenny Cruces, Peter Harris, Tomoko Nakazato, Tiffany Schmierer, Shannon Sullivan and Sharon Virtue whose approach to building methods, and surface techniques explore how layers evoke meaning and add intricacy to their content. Working in complex and diverse ways, these artists build meaning that reflects upon their identity and experience. Northern California is one of the most ecologically and socially diverse regions in the world. This abundant fertile ground of visually complex natural and social landscapes is reflected in the conceptual and aesthetic ethos of the artists included in Layers Upon Layers. Each artist conceptualizes their artwork using complex layers of building technique, glaze surfaces, or post firing work. Their visual goals seem to strive for a more multivalent, abundant and verdant aesthetic.

Gallery visitors are welcome during normal business hours with no appointment needed, and must wear a mask or face covering when indoors for the safety of staff and guests.

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Upcoming Exhibitions:

  • February 3-26, 2022: Erin Martinelli and Jolene Matson, with Naomi Bautista on the Front Wall
  • March 3-26, 2022: Layers Upon Layers, a ceramics show in celebration of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, guest curated by Shenny Cruces
  • March 31 – April 30, 2022: Parkinson’s Art Exhibition in support of the Parkinson Association of Northern California

In Sacramento since 1983, Archival Gallery presents contemporary Northern California Fine Art and Picture Framing Services. Curated by D. Oldham Neath, the gallery exhibit rotates monthly. Archival Gallery is located at 3223 Folsom Boulevard in East Sacramento and is open Tuesdays – Saturdays from 11AM-4PM, also by appointment and for special events. Visit for more information.