Mezzanine Gallery

Important Update

The Mezzanine Gallery is closed during the months of January and February for building renovations and will reopen in March 2019. We will provide periodic updates throughout the construction, so please check back here for more information.

March Exhibition

“Human Connection” by Olga Nielsen

Human Connection, an exhibition of sculptures, pastels, and drawings by Olga Nielsen, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from March 1-29, 2019. The artist will host a free opening reception on Friday, March 1 from 5-7 p.m. Nielsen is planning quick sketching sessions with a live model who will pose for short sketches during the opening reception. Visitors are invited to bring their sketchbooks and pencils.

A nationally recognized artist, Nielsen works in a classical realistic tradition of figurative art whether her medium is clay or pastel. She will exhibit three-dimensional sculpture and relief sculpture which has a flat background with images raising above it into space. To complement the sculpture, Nielsen will hang pastel and charcoal portraits on the surrounding walls.

Her work is inspired by the beauty of the human form; and most of her sculptures, paintings and drawings focus on the female figure. Nielsen captures the everyday moments of life, their poetry and their timeless universal meaning. She explains that the connection between the artist and the viewer is the purpose of her art.

Image: Sophomore, 2016, Bronze, 22″ x 12″ x 10″

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.

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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.

Image Credits:

Olga Nielsen, Sophomore, 2016, Bronze, 22″ x 12″ x 10″

Robert Bruce Weston, Fabric #1 (Fibrous), 2017, Wood Veneer, 22″h x 30″w x 1 ¼” d

Jim Rehak, Sea Level, 2016, Oil, 16″ x 20″

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Construction Updates

March – April 2019
Main entrance on N. French and 9th Sts will be closed. All pedestrian traffic will be redirected to the Plaza entrance. Visitors must use elevator to get to Mezzanine level.

April – June 2019
Entrance on Plaza will be closed. All pedestrian traffic will be redirected to the main entrance on N. French and 9th Sts.


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 available


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

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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