Mezzanine Gallery

Holland days, 2016 watercolor 18″ x 24″

Current Exhibition

“What the Water Said…Flowers, Places & Faces” by Hugh Phibbs

What the water said…Flowers, Places, & Faces, an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Hugh Phibbs, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from February 2-23, 2018. A free opening reception to meet the artist will be held on Friday, February 2 from 5-7 p.m.

Phibbs received a 2017 Delaware Division of the Arts Established Fellowship in Works on Paper. This exhibition features floral, facial, and landscape subjects. Many of the flowers in his paintings are from his Ardentown yard alongside Naamans Creek. Phibbs, who retired from a career in art preservation, draws on his understanding of materials as well as an appreciation of the masters of watercolor. He uses the dispersive properties of water and pigment to create space in the floral and landscape images, and to explore the drama that this space can impart. Phibbs credits the Fellowship for the confidence and freedom to return to painting imagined faces.

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.

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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Visit the Gallery 


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



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.


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