820 Pole Line Rd.
in the office of the Davis Cemetery
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Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm
Second Sundays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery 1855 is a highly respected gallery featuring a number of internationally recognized artists each year. The gallery is open weekdays between 9 AM and 3 PM, and the public is always warmly invited to meet the artists on the second Sunday afternoon of every month between 1 PM and 4 PM. Along with the art and the stimulating conversation, a number of tasty treats are offered, and one can always top off the day with a stroll through the sumptuous 27 acre grounds of the cemetery. Gallery 1855 is for display only; purchases of any art must be arranged directly with the artists. Features about each show can be found on the gallery website listed above, or on the cemetery website listed below.

For more information about the Davis Cemetery, please visit the website at http://www.daviscemetery.org.



October 2015

Artist Solo Exhibition Joseph Finkleman 

Dates October 1-October 31, 2015

Artist Reception October 4, 2015 1-4:00pm  with a live music performance by Joaquin B. Feliciano

Joseph Finkleman is one of the most diverse and talented artists of our region. He will return to Gallery 1855 this October with a special artist reception October 4, 2015 from 1-4:00pm. Light refreshments will be served and live music will be performed throughout the afternoon.  At age seventeen Joseph entered Sacramento State University as a literature major with a journalism minor. At age twenty-five with no degree yet he changed schools to the San Francisco Art Institute. There he obtained his BFA and MFA. He worked as a commercial photographer for over twenty years.  He started and ran an advertising company specializing in niche marketing.  For the next two decades he held various positions, including, executive and management responsibilities in business development, sales management, customer service and marketing in a variety of companies.  He is credited with starting and running Gallery 1855 in Davis California and also designing the Davis Cemetery Arboretum.

He started showing art in the late 1960’s and has had numerous solo shows of both his paintings and photography.  Additionally he has been in more than a hundred group shows. He has been collected both in Europe and the continental United States. This will be a special, can’t miss exhibition.

November 2015 

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration 

November 1, 2015 11:00am-3:00 pm 



Join us for our fifth annual Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) Celebration November 1, 2015 at the Davis Cemetery and Arboretum.

This year’s celebration theme honors life, water and ancestors. The lively community event, which will be free and open to the public, will include Mexica Danza by Kalpulli Tlayolotl, poetry by Escritores del Nuevo Sol (Writers of the New Sun), Francisco X. Alacron, chocolate with pan dulce, a community altar, face painting by Michelle Longberg, and music by Zapato Viejo, Celito Lindo, Free Range Singers, and Mariachi Puente. School or community groups that are interested in contributing to a community altar or decorations should send names and contact information to mmoreno@yccd.edu by Oct. 20.


Gallery 1855 is pleased to exhibit artist Kathryn Sylva this November with a special opening reception Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 1-4:00pm. Kathryn Sylva is long time Davis resident, a photographer and an emeriti professor from the Design Department at UC Davis. She received her BA in studio art at UCD and her MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. Before retiring in 2011 she taught graphic design and the visual communication of social issues.

Her latest work will focus on of photographs of nature within urban settings, specifically for this exhibition, in Manhattan. She started this project in 2009, and visited New York City many times through 2013. Originally she was drawn to the amazingly resilient street trees in winter. However, this body of work developed to be about relationships: sharply focused tree branches in front of blurred buildings; light reflecting off one building onto another; looking through layers of dormant trees in Central Park, seeing them turn into a beautiful gray mush. Always there is the visual interaction of the natural with the man-made, with nature being the dominant element and the buildings playing a supporting role. 

The exhibition will run from November 1, 2015 until December 1, 2015 and can be viewed Monday-Friday 9-3:00pm. All are welcome to meet the artist and enjoy an afternoon reception Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 1-4:00pm. Details on future exhibition can be found at https://davisgallery1855.wordpress.com.