Donations

The Davis Cemetery & Arboretum is always in need of continuous care and restoration. Donations are tax deductible our Tax ID# 472353081 Donations  are always appreciated. Please make checks payable to Davis Cemetery District and mail to:

Davis Cemetery & Arboretum

820 Pole Line Road,

Davis, Ca 95618

For more information e-mail the Davis Cemetery & Arboretum or call (530) 756-7807.

If you are interested in volunteering your time to restoring the gardens or assist at the numerous cultural and educational events please email Kristi Dvorak at cemcod@dcn.org

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting July 20th 4:00pm Agenda

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

Date:                           7-20-2016                              

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Larry Dean, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Bill Marshall

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes: June 15, 2016

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Superintendent’s Report

 

Community Outreach Update

 

Financial Statements:

 

Old Business: Staffing

 

New Business: None

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

Kurt Fishback “Nature Mandalas” Artist Talk and Exhibition

 

Gallery 1855 is pleased to announce the solo exhibition “Nature Mandalas” by renowned photographer Kurt Fishback. The exhibition will run throughout the month of August. A special artist reception will be held Sunday, August 14th and will include a special talk by the artist from 1-1:30 pm.

From the Indian language Sanskrit meaning Sacred circle, Mandalas are gateways to our divinity, the God within us from the human perspective and inspired by energy inherent in the Earth and Nature.

A mandala can be used during meditation as an object for focusing attention. The symmetry of the designs tends to draw the attention towards their center, towards our center.

In each Mandala natural elements have been incorporated from photographs made while walking on the Earth. Some of the elements include; trees, stones, grass, sand, water, air, clouds and sky. Light is the most important element, indicative of the energetic life force in everything.

Visages of animal and other spirits emerge in the production of the mandalas as a result of the juxtaposition of the natural elements used. They speak of our connection to the Sky Nation and to the individual medicines of Grand-father Sun, Grandmother Moon, the Thunder Beings, the Cloud People, all planets, galaxies, stars and solar systems.

These Mandalas were made as a part of my daily spiritual practice. Each mandala is available for individual interpretation and discovery of any
personal meaning specific to the individual viewer.
Kurt Edward Fishback, son of photographer Glen Fishback and name sake of photographer Edward Weston, grew up as part of the photographic community in Northern California during the 1940’s and 50’s. Mentors and friends of the family included Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, and Edward Weston. Despite his immersion in the world of photography, Fishback began his artistic career studying ceramic sculpture at Sacramento City College, the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of California, Davis in the 60’s. He first began to experiment with photography in 1962 as a way to document his experiences with other sculptors, but it was not until 1973, when his father invited him to teach at the Glen Fishback School of Photography, that photography became Fishback’s primary mode of expression. Since then he has gathered over 250 environmental portraits of artists in their studios or the space they chose.
Kurt continues to teach photography when he is not too busy maintaining his own artistic career. His first major, one-person exhibit was held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern art in 1982. Besides this Kurt has amassed an exhibition record of over 100 solo exhibitions and countless group exhibitions since 1961.

We Are Hiring! Full time Administrative Assistant

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

General:

Under direct supervision of the superintendent/office manager/community outreach director the administrative assistant will be responsible for interaction with the public as well as maintaining financial and internment records of the District. This is a full time position with benefits (medical/dental).

Duties and Responsibilities:

In accordance with all policies and procedures of the Davis Cemetery District, the administrative assistant shall:

  • Assist with sale of plots and interment arrangements
  • Assist with maintaining and updating interment records
  • Maintain/update/organize district documents/records as directed
  • Process deposits
  • Process claims (payables)
  • Process and maintain payroll records and employee records
  • Assist in preparation of monthly financial reports
  • Assist in analysis and reporting of interment data
  • Assist in the preparation of agendas and minutes for board meetings
  • Respond to all calls and/or telephone messages in a timely manner
  • Respond to all written and electronic communications in a timely manner
  • Cooperate and communicate with cemetery staff
  • Maintain clean, inviting office area
  • Projects/additional duties as directed by administrative staff

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication and public relations
  • Friendly and empathetic demeanor
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Intermediate knowledge of bookkeeping, strong math skills
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Keyboarding at 40WPM, minimum
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook

Please send resume

Davis Cemetery District

820 Pole Line Road, Davis, Ca 95618

cemetery@dcn.org

 

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting 06-15-2016

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Agenda

Date:                           06-15-2016                            

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Larry Dean, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Bill Marshall

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes: May 18, 2016

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Superintendent’s Report

 

Community Outreach Update

 

Financial Statements (if available)

 

Old Business: Report of Finance Committee re; FY16-17 Fees and Budget

 

New Business:

  • Consider FY 15-16 Revised Budget
  • Consider FY 16-17 Proposed Budget
  • Nomination and Election of Chair, Vice-Chair and Board Secretary

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

Closed Session: Employee Performance Evaluation

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was prepared by Ann McKay, and posted on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Kristi Dvorak.

Davis Cemetery District Board May Meeting

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

Date: 05-18-2016

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Larry Dean, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Bill Marshall

Approval of agenda

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

Announcements:

Approval of minutes: April 20, 2016

Consent calendar: None

Correspondence: None

Superintendent’s Report

Community Outreach Update

Financial Statements:

Old Business: Report of Finance Committee re; FY16-17 Fees and Budget

New Business: None

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

Charlie Schneider “Still, in the End” at Gallery 1855

Davis born artist Charlie Schneider exhibition Still, In The End will be held at the Davis Cemetery District and it’s onsite gallery. This mixed media exhibition will involve sculpture, photography, installation and nature from April 30-May 30, 2016. The major themes of this exhibition relate to ideas of community and death and how our ideas of death inform the manner in which we choose to live our lives. The exhibition will run throughout the month of May and there will be a special free artist reception held April 30, 2016 from 1-4:00pm.
Charlie Schneider was born and raised in Davis, California and is now a Los Angeles-based, multi-disciplinary artist. His work integrates elements of ecological, scientific, social, collaborative, and public practices in a wide range of media, including ceramics, sculpture, installation, photography, drawing, and performance. The heart of his artistic practice centers on notions of impermanence and of human relationships to and within place. Schneider has shown work in galleries, outdoor public art exhibitions, and alternative spaces in Europe, Australia, Japan and the United States, and has permanent public installations in Davis, California and Marfa, Texas. Recent residencies include the Kala Institute in Berkeley, Eastside International in Los Angeles, and the Vermont Studio Center. His awards include the 2011 Damien Courtney Young Sculptor Prize at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, in Sydney, Australia, and various awards from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts.
As part of this exhibition the artist invites those who have lost partners or spouses and intend to be interned together at the Davis Cemetery to a special artist-designed event at the Davis Cemetery and Arboretum on April 30, 2016 at 10:30 am. The event is intended to be a gathering to discuss and share stories of both the good and the difficult of love, companionship, and loss, as part of a wider exhibition at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery. Modeled on Richard Long’s seminal piece, A Line Made by Walking (1967) the artist would walk back and forth to create a temporary line tangential to the circle. Visitors would be invited to also create their individual tangent lines, symbolic of their unique linear paths that are nevertheless part of the whole—just as a many tangent lines can create a circle. Please RSVP by April 25th if you wish to participate.

The cemetery grounds are open to the public from sunrise to sunset seven days a week. The onsite gallery is open Monday through Friday 9-3:00pm. For more information please visit www.daviscemetery.org

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting April 20, 2016

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

 

Date:                           04-20-2016                            

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Larry Dean, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Bill Marshall

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes: March 16, 2016

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Superintendent’s Report

 

Community Outreach Update

 

Financial Statements: February 2016

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business:

  • Report of Finance Committee re: FY16-17 Fees & Budget
  • Consider reverting Office Manager position back to original full-time status effective FY16-17 and retaining Ann McKay in that position
  • Disposal of wood chipper, tamper, other equipment not in use

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Ann McKay, Office Manager.

Positive Reflections: From Combat to Community Group Exhibition

Positive Reflections: From Combat to Community Group Exhibition

Exhibition March 2, 2015-March 31, 2015

Opening Reception with Community Band and Poetry Reading March 13th 1-4:00pm

Group exhibition featuring Veterans from Yolo County.

Davis Cemetery District in partnership with Yolo Arts will host “Positive Reflections” a group art exhibition featuring art in all mediums from service members from all branches of the military. Positive Reflections explores the veteran experience and celebrates the transition of our service people from combat to civilian life. The exhibition will run from March 2-March 28, 2016 at the onsite cemetery gallery, Gallery 1855. A special reception will include a thrilling performance by the Yolo Community Band, posting of the colors and poetry reading. This art experience was funded by the Veterans Initiative in the Arts (VIA), a pilot grant program of the California Arts Council. A special thanks to Yolo County Veterans Services.

A Traveling Art Exhibit Inspired and 
Created by Veterans.

MARCH 13

Gallery 1855 (at Davis Cemetery) • 820 Pole Line Rd, Davis


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

AndyJones
1:00-1:30PM  Poetry Reading by Dr. Andy Jones, Poet Laureate of Davis and UC Davis faculty member.  Andy will read a poem he wrote specifically for this project entitled
“In the Almond Orchard”
wdld comm band
1:30-2:15PM Musical performance
by the Yolo Community Band
led by Artistic Director, Bobby Rogers
DavisGallery1855
1-4PM
Art Exhibit reception and refreshments
This event is FREE and open to the public.  Positive Reflections 
is funded by Veterans Initiative in the Arts (VIA), 
a pilot grant program of the California Arts Council
This art experience is brought to you by Yolo Arts

February Board Meeting Agenda

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

 

Date:               02-17-2016                             

Time:              4:00 PM         

Location:  820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Larry Dean, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Bill Marshall

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes: December 23, 2015 and January 20, 2016

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence:  None

 

Superintendent’s Report

 

Community Outreach Update

 

Financial Statements: October & November 2015

 

Old Business:

 

  • Office Manager Staffing Plan
  • Bike Path

 

New Business:

 

  • Swinehart-Marker Height Fee Waiver Request

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Ann McKay, Offi