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 a  Sunday afternoon of every month between 1 PM and 4 PM. Along with the art and the stimulating conversation, light refreshments.

May 2018

May 6, 2018 Artist Reception

Naomi Bautista


Davis artist Naomi Bautista celebrates her 15th year as an artist with her first solo exhibition at Gallery 1855. Naomi’s exhibition will include recent still life and landscape paintings. Her paintings reflect the unique expressions and dimensions for each individual on this planet. As an artist she transfers to canvas through her creative viewpoint.
“I started out by taking a basic painting class at the Davis Arts Center and a local community college followed by more classes and workshops at other places from various teachers.
Some of the teachers taught me fundamental basic techniques while others taught me how to transfer my love of colors and energy onto the canvas.
I paint many different subjects. Any subject can be a reference of what my artistic eyes interpret, where the interpretation is something only I can create. I try to develop my own style of painting but if I have to categorize it, it can be called impressionism and abstract.
I feel so fortunate to be able to do what I love to do. I hope that the art I create can provide happiness and joy to others as well.”
Naomi exhibition will be on display at the historic Davis Cemetery Office. Enjoy the colorful paintings and the colorful gardens throughout the month of May. The gallery is open M-F 9-4:00 pm and second Sunday from 1-4:00 p.m.


June 2018

Reception June 3, 2018

Patricia Prendergast

The Serenity of the Northern California Landscape

Gallery 1855 is thrilled to announce the solo exhibition of artist Patricia Prendergast. Her beautiful, detailed pastel works can be viewed throughout the month of June. A special artist reception will be held June 3, 2018 from 1-4:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Since retiring from a career as a computer programmer, Patricia has been able to indulge her love of nature and art. She chose pastels for the immediacy of the color on her finger tips. Although most of her work is done in the studio she enjoys painting out in nature to hone her ability to see the light and the colors. In fact, she feels the greatest benefit she derives from painting is how it changes how she sees the world when she isn’t painting. Everything is more vivid – the beauty of light and shadow in the trees, the subtlety of the color of clouds, the sparkle and reflections in water.

Patricia often begins her paintings with a watercolor underpainting and applies pastel over that, leaving some of the watercolor to show through. She lets the painting process determine how the scene will unfold. Her paintings are more an evocation of an emotional response to the transcendence found through nature than a rendering of a specific place.

Patricia is a signature member of the Sierra Pastel Society and is currently represented by the Pacific Bay Gallery in Bodega Bay and CK Art in Midtown Sacramento.

You are invited to view more of her art and contact her through her website:


July 2018 Boy Scout Group Exhibition

July 8, 2018 Artist Reception

Talented boy scouts of Yolo County will share their works in a variety of mediums.


August 2018

Celebration of Life Group Art Exhibition

The Davis Cemetery and Arboretum will host its ninth annual Celebration
of Life Arts Exhibition August 2018. Artists of all stages are welcome to contribute to this group art exhibition . Work should be ready to be hanged and delivered by July 23rd. Please label your piece with all relevant information. We welcome a variety of mediums but due to space limitations cannot accept sculpture or large scale pieces.

The art exhibition will be on display at the on-site gallery from
August 1-August 30th . The artist reception will be held Sunday, August 12th from 1-4:00 pm.

The Davis Cemetery is as 820 Pole Line Road. For more information, call
530-756-7807, email is or visit

September 2018

September 9, 2018 Artist Reception

Photographs of Charles V. McDonald

October 2018

October 14, 2018 Artist Reception

Michael Radin and Michael Stone

November: Group Art Exhibition Painters

Artist Reception: November 11, 2018 1-4:00pm

December 2018

Artist Reception December 9, 2018

Bird Paintings of Nelson Loskamp

January 2019


February 2019


March 2019

Paintings and drawing of the 7-8th Grade Students of the Davis Waldorf School

April 2019


May 2019


June 2019


July 2019


August 2019


September 2019

Joseph Finkleman

October 2019


November 2019





 Past Exhibitions