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Mezzanine Gallery


Current Exhibition

Tides of Change, 2019, acrylic, 36 x 36 inches
Tides of Change, 2019, acrylic, 36 x 36 inches

Curiosity and Flux, an exhibition of abstract paintings by Shawn Faust, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from December 6, 2019 – January 10, 2020*. The artist will host a free opening reception on Friday, December 6, from 5-7 p.m. Faust, a resident of Bear, received a 2019 Established Fellowship in Painting from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

The work in this exhibition represents a shift for Faust, who is best known for his award-winning representational equestrian paintings. For his new abstract works, he merges pictorial elements of representation with non-objective forms as a response to memories and the ephemeral qualities of life.

Shawn Faust compares himself to a chef who is changing the menu by using the same ingredients, tools, and techniques but with differing results. He explains,

“I grant myself permission to diverge and pivot from one medium to another, experimenting with process and mark-making in search of my unknown. As a result, I am in a constant state of flux and possibility.”

The Mezzanine Gallery, open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is located on the second floor of the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington.

* The Gallery will be closed on December 25, 2019 and January 1, 2020


Mezzanine Gallery Application

The Mezzanine Gallery, located in the Carvel State Office Building in Wilmington, features one-person exhibitions of Delaware artists in disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, folk, and media arts.

To be considered for an exhibition, artists may submit a Mezzanine Gallery Application before the annual deadline of March 15.


Individual Artist Fellowship Application

Delaware’s Individual Artist Fellowships recognize artists for their outstanding quality of work and provide monetary awards. Individual Artist Fellows are publicly acknowledged and benefit from the additional exposure to their work. Visual artists who receive Individual Artist Fellowships are also given the opportunity to exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery.

To be considered for a Fellowship, artists may submit an Individual Artist Fellowship Application before the annual deadline of August 1.

 

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Visit the Gallery


Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Photo ID required after 4:30 p.m.


Parking 

On-street and garage parking available


Admission

Free and open to the public

 

About the Gallery

The Mezzanine Gallery presents solo exhibitions of work by Delaware artists in disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, folk, and media arts.

This opportunity is available to Delaware’s emerging and established visual artists who have won Individual Artist Fellowships, or have been chosen by the Division’s annual Gallery Panel.

 

Opening Reception

Held the first Friday of the month from 5-7 p.m. Dates are subject to change.

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Terron Mitchell

Sculpture
February 7-28, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7 from 5-7 p.m.

Paul Simon

Works on Paper
March 6-27, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6 from 5-7 p.m.

Aaron Paskins

Sculpture
April 3-24, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, April 3 from 5-7 p.m.

Kim Klabe

Works on Paper
May 1-29, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, May 1 from 5-7 p.m.

Eileen Olson

Painting
June 5-26, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, June 5 from 5-7 p.m.

Howard Eberlee

Works on Paper
July 3-31, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, July 10 from 5-7 p.m.

Chloe McEldowney

Painting
August 7-28, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, August 7 from 5-7 p.m.

 

Our annual exhibition schedule runs from
September to August, with a new exhibition
every month except in January.

 


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Carvel State Office Building
820 North French Street,
     4th Floor
     Wilmington, DE 19801
  302.577.8278  | 
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