Gallery 1855

Gallery 1855 is a highly respected gallery featuring a number of internationally recognized artists each year.  Located on the historic grounds of the Davis Cemetery District it was named Gallery 1855, in honor of the  first recorded interment.

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, light refreshments

November 2017

Anne Lincoln “Passages”

Art Exhibition: November 3-November 30th 

Art Reception: November 5th from 1-4:00 pm

Acclaimed painter Anne Lincoln will exhibit her latest collection of landscape paintings at Gallery 1855 (820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA) throughout the month of November.  A special fall afternoon artist reception will be held Sunday, November 5th from 1-4:00 pm. “Passages” masterfully captures the colors and atmosphere of the local California landscape from the Yolo Bypass to the rocky coast. Anne has an uncanny ability to capture the color harmonies found in nature. She carefully selects patterns of light, value, and color creating a sense of light and space.

“While passages  can mean  a path or journey, it can can also refer to a detail in a work of art. A sense of a voyage, of finding my way from soft colors and a realistic approach to a more saturated, layered palette with simplified shapes, has been my road to travel in this show.

The beginning of a more specific idea, that of movement either in style or color or subject probably started back in the 1980’s while I was  driving a lonely stretch of highway from the flats of Bakersfield to the rocky shore of Morro Bay. The winding and dipping of the road reminded me of the ribbon striped  candy by Grandfather would give to me at Christmas. I’ve always thought of that trip as the Ribbon Candy Road adventure, and it is the inspiration for my painting of that name which is in this show.  For me, “Passages” will bring back fond memories as well as remind me of the ups and downs and new challenges a painter will experience.” Anne Lincoln

Anne Lincoln is originally from Gary, Indiana but moved to California in her teens.  She has called Davis her home for the past forty-years. She has experimented with different art mediums over the years, but she found her true passion in oil painting eight years ago.  Anne paints on thick birch panels specially made in Oregon. The wood is prepared with a minimum of five layers of surface preparation before the first stroke of color.Anne work has been shown in many local gallery exhibitions such as Davis Art Center, Pence Gallery, I-House, Hallmark Inn, Yolo Basin Foundation and many others.  Her works have also been included in many corporate and private collections. More details about the artist can be found at www.annelincoln.com.

 

Gallery 1855 is a non-profit contemporary art gallery located at the scenic Davis Cemetery District. A full listing of events can be found at www.daviscemetery.org

 

 

December

End of the Year Group Art Exhibition

Attention artists! 

Calling all artists, Gallery 1855 is holding an open call for our non-juried group exhibition “Art of Celebration”.  The exhibition will run from December 6th-December 30th.  All 2d works are welcome photography, collage, painting, and/or drawing.

A party and artist reception will be held December 10th from 1-4 pm.  This show will be open to all ages and to professionals and amateurs.

  • Please only one piece per an artist.
  • Work must be ready to hang
  • Work must be no larger than 16″x 20″
  • Work must be delivered by December 1st by 4:00 pm.
  • Contact Kristi Dvorak at cemcod@dcn.org with any questions.

Gallery 1855 is a non-profit gallery featuring a number of internationally recognized artists each year. We are located on the historic grounds of the Davis Cemetery District at 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, Ca. More information can be found at www.daviscemetery.org

 

 

January 2018

Cathie James-Robinson 

Cathie James-Robinson

Gallery 1855 is thrilled to announce the solo exhibition of mixed-media artist Cathie James-Robinson. Her Solo exhibition will run throughout the month of January.

Cathie James-Robinson has spent her life creating art, from technical drawing to fine arts working in all types of media, including painting (with watercolor, acrylic and soft pastels), drawing (graphite, color pencils and ink), sculpture of all types, assemblage and fine art photography. Originally a self-taught artist, Cathie decided to attend American River College in 2008 where she discovered an amazing and talented faculty in the Art and Photography departments. It was there that she received degrees in Art and Art New Media as well as the Certificate in Freelance Photography. During her time at ARC, she was published twice in the national award-winning American River Magazine, as well as participating in numerous student exhibits, winning Best 2-D in show for her pastel, “Moody Mountain View”.

After soaking up all of the knowledge and processes she could and honing her skills, Cathie became increasingly interested in combining her fine art, photography and assemblage into single mixed media art pieces. The art in this show has been created using the artist’s original paintings, photographs and drawings, as well as hand-made stencils and stamps. The repeated ink drawings and photographs used in the art have been reproduced from her originals and applied with unique transfer techniques. The hope of the artist regarding this exhibit is that these nature and vintage inspired pieces communicate the stories of emotion and relevance with which they were imagined.

Formerly known as Cathie Bechtell, a resident of the Foothills of El Dorado County for 35 years, she has lived in Davis, California for the past 2 years and has fallen in love with the lifestyle and art community.

February 2017 

Linda Ayre

The talented Linda Ayre will exhibition her abstract paintings during the month of February at Gallery 1855.

March 2017 

Mark Howell and  Susan Scholey 

This will be a can’t miss exhibition. Mark Howell and Susan Scholey are two accomplished photographers who are sharing their unique vision in this special exhibition.

Susan Sholey
Mark Howell

 Past Exhibitions