Mezzanine Gallery

Current Exhibition

“Established Color” by Thomas Del Porte

Established Color, an exhibition of paintings by Thomas Del Porte, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 7-28, 2018. Del Porte received a 2018 Fellowship Visual Arts: Painting. The artist will host a free opening reception on Friday, September 7 from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibition will feature Del Porte’s still life paintings and landscapes. In his work, Del Porte intends to tell a visual story within each stroke of paint. His paintings are made with little jeweled, thorn-like curls, each stroke acting as an individual recording of a moment in time.

Del Porte explains, “I paint from direct observation, in the attempt to capture a unique portion of the infinite gifts of light, line, color and spaces that nature provides. My goal is to communicate a visual quality that reveals something new within the movement and drama of the images I translate.”

Learn more about Del Porte with our YouTube Meet the Artist video series. Image: Loom, 2017, photograph

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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.

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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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

Charles Guerin

Works on Paper
October 5-26, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5 from 5-7 p.m.

Bundled, 2015, poplar wood, acrylic paint, 5" x 7" x 4"

Kevin Bielicki

November 2-30, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2 from 5-7 p.m.

self-portrait (lime), 2017, oil on panel, 24" x 18"

Lauren E. Peters

December 7-28, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 from 5-7 p.m.


Global Dementia Project – Kenya, 2014 digital photograph

Leah Beach

February 1-22, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, February 1 from 5-7 p.m.

Olga Nielsen

March 1-29, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 from 5-7 p.m.

Robert Bruce Weston

Fine Craft
April 5-26, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5 from 5-7 p.m.

Jim Rehak

May 3-31, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3 from 5-7 p.m.

Ekaterina Popova

June 7-28, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7 from 5-7 p.m.

Katie Lillard

July 5-26, 2019
Opening Reception: TBA

Cynthia McGrellis

August 2-30, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, August 2 from 5-7 p.m.

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