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

July 2017

Artist Reception: July 9, 2017 1-4:00 pm

Davis Waldorf School Group Art Exhibition

August 2017




Davis Cemetery District and Arboretum (820 Pole Line Road, Davis) will host its first ever open-mic event modeled after your favorite elementary school activity “Show and Tell” on August 12th starting at 11:00 am.


Davis Cemetery District and Arboretum has a long history of celebrating the stories and history of the community. We have partnered with professional memoir writer Emma Fulenwider. Emma hosts Show and Tell events throughout the Sacramento area as a fun way to promote memoir writing in the community.


“A lot of people want to write their life experiences down, but they are intimidated by the writing process and they don’t know where to start. Show and Tell is a great starting point because there is no writing involved, people choose a special story from their life and tell it to others.”


Participants are encouraged to bring items of special personal significance and come prepared to show their treasure and tell the story behind it.


“This isn’t Antiques Road Show, don’t bring the oldest or most valuable thing in your home. Bring something that is special to you for a reason that only you know about.”


This event will coincide with our Davis Cemetery District history weekend. Which will include a self-guided tour made up of the personal histories of its residents and an art opening by ceramic artist Nicole Seisler who’s work features hand pressed ceramics that tell a story of her life and travels.


For event details, visit the Davis Cemetery District is a historic cemetery that offers community events that celebrate the art and culture of our diverse community. Visit our event calendar at or contact Emma Fulenwider at for additional details.


*Thoughts and opinions expressed by guests at our community events are not representative of the Davis Cemetery District, staff or Board of Trustees.


Solo Exhibition of Nicole Seisler, “The Places We Built” 

August 12-August 31st 

Artist Reception August 13th from 1-4:00pm 

Gallery 1855 is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of multi-dimensional artist Nicole Seisler. Nicole Seisler is an interdisciplinary artist who creates sculpture, installation, and public art that investigate themes of time, ephemerality, and the overlapping roles of artist/viewer/participant/collaborator.

My practice is part of a hybrid movement emerging from ceramics, in which materiality and temporality are grounds for a conceptual framework. I embrace the haptic qualities of clay and use other malleable materials—such as plaster, chalk, rain, snow and sunlight—to create ephemeral public interventions that track and trace particular moments in time between people and place. Sometimes the installations absorb and erode in a manner of days, weeks, or months; in other instances the work exists as an organized event for a specific duration. My work is at once sculptural, site-responsive, performative, and participatory. I directly engage others in my process and often position myself as ‘facilitator’ in order to question authorship and to blur the overlapping roles of artist/viewer/participant/collaborator.”

Nicole received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has exhibited her work at international venues including the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Elmhurst Art Museum, Illinois; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee; Armory Arts Center, West Palm Beach; NEXT Art Fair, Chicago; Alto Galleria, Brussels; and Flash Atoyle in Izmir, Turkey. Reviews of Nicole’s work have been published in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Ceramics Monthly, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, and the Palm Beach Arts Paper. Nicole has been awarded the City of Boston Public Art Grant, the Fort Point Arts Community Public Art Fund, and she received the Maria Scholarship for her residency with ACRE Projects. Nicole has taught ceramics part-time at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Lake Forest College, and full-time at the University of Washington. She is currently the Lincoln Visiting Professor of Ceramics at Scripps College in Claremont, CA.


September 2017

Artist Reception September 10th from 1-4:00pm

Sukhee Kwon

October 2017

Artist Reception: October 8th 1-4:00pm

Gene Kennedy

Kennedy has photographed the landscape of Southern California with his view camera for over three decades. His panoramic format frame describes the rapidly changing region with wit, clarity and beauty and with regard to the time and place that informed his observations.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in 1969 and a Master of Arts in 1976, both from San Diego State University. Since 1976, Kennedy has taught photography at numerous institutions including: University of California, San Diego, Grossmont College, and University of California, Davis.

Among Kennedy’s acknowledgements is a National Endowment for the Arts Award. His photographs have been exhibited both regionally and nationally and are held within many prominent collections, including: the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California State Library, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum.


November 2017

Anne Lincoln


End of the Year Group Art Exhibition


 Past Exhibitions