Mezzanine Gallery

Current Exhibition

“Owing to Circumstances” by Jennifer Borders

Owing to Circumstances is a participatory site specific installation that will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from November 3-22, 2017. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on Friday, November 3 from 5-7 p.m. Borders received a 2017 Emerging Fellowship in Sculpture.

Borders designed this installation specifically for the Mezzanine Gallery after multiple visits and meetings with staff. The exhibition was inspired by her own family’s immigration story and the stories from a previous installation in which Borders asked visitors to sit and write in a notebook about their family’s history and why they came to the United States. The artist transcribed these responses in the handwriting of each author into drawings that will be suspended from the ceiling in the Gallery. Visitors will have the opportunity to add their own family’s history to her notebook. With this work, Borders hopes to “stimulate conversations about where we have come from, our current places in this country, and in this world.”

Borders will donate all proceeds to Refugee Integration Support Effort (RISE) of the Jewish Family Services of Delaware.

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


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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