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.

Christopher Dewees "Life Histories" 


Christopher Dewes “Life Histories” evolution of his Japanese fish prints

Exhibition Dates September 1-September 30, 2015

Artist Reception September 13, 2015 1-4:00pm, Special Presentation by Artist Christoper Dewes 1-4:00pm

“Life Histories” provides the viewer an unusual experience blending science, history and the ancient art form of gyotaku. Dewees’ modern take on the art form blends his knowledge of fisheries and ecology to document the life histories of fish species. A reception in the artist’s honor, which will include an art demonstration and talk by Dewees, will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13.


Support Our Butterflies! Butterfly Expert Dr. Arthur Shapiro on
Gardening for Butterflies in the Anthropocene
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 4-5:00pm 

Dr. Shapiro (http://butterfly.ucdavis.edu) has spent the last 34 years collecting data on over 150 different butterfly species in his efforts to regularly monitor butterfly population trends in our changing climate. Davis Cemetery & Arboretum will host this free talk to discuss habitat, butterflies and more.


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