Mezzanine Gallery

Rust #1, 2016 photography 8” x 12”
Rust #1, 2016 photography 8” x 12”

Current Exhibition

“Oxidation and The Dance” by Ray Magnani

Oxidation and The Dance: Two Photographic Essays will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from October 6-27, 2017. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on Friday, October 6 from 5-7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Magnani received a 2017 Emerging Fellowship in Photography. In this exhibition, he is showcasing work from two series. In the Oxidation photo essay, Magnani presents images of rust and corrosion. In these photos, he explores the oxidation process as one that creates a deep beauty worthy of attention in spite of any dismay at the deterioration. The Dance is a study in motion that captures the carefree impromptu dancing of two young girls swirling around each other at an art opening.


Meet the Artist

The Mezzanine Gallery is located in the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French St., Wilmington, DE 19801 and open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Photo ID required after 4:30 p.m.


On-street and garage parking


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 Shows


Jennifer Borders

2017 Artist Fellow in Sculpture
November 3-22, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3 from 5-7 p.m.

Beth Trepper

2017 Artist Fellow in Photography
December 1-29, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, December 1 from 5-7 p.m.

Hugh Phibbs

2017 Artist Fellow in Works on Paper
February 2-23, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2 from 5-7 p.m.

Terrance Vann

2017 Artist Fellow in Painting
March 2-29, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2 from 5-7 p.m.

Jean Diver

Works on Paper
April 6-27, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6 from 5-7 p.m.

Alexi Natchev

Works on Paper
May 4-25, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4 from 5-7 p.m.

Carlos Alejandro

June 1-29, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1 from 5-7 p.m.

Jason Weaver

Works on Paper
July 6-27, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, July 6 from 5-7 p.m.

Shelly Koon

August 3-31, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, August 3 from 5-7 p.m.

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. Artists who have received an Individual Artist Fellowship in the visual arts are also given the opportunity to exhibit in the gallery.


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