Delphine Gallery

Delphine Gallery

Gallery Spotlight: Delphine Gallery

Name: Delphine Gallery

Location: 1324 State Street, Suite J (in Arlington Plaza)

Owner: Michael Lepere

Opened: 1984 in Montecito, relocated to State Street in 1991

Focus: Delphine accepts original series from regional artists, adapting its themes to the changing tastes of its featured talent and the public alike. The gallery’s emphasis changes every six to eight weeks. Current paintings lean towards landscapes easily recognizable to those who live in the Santa Barbara area; foamy coastlines, sunsets over amber hills, and views of the Wilcox Property. The gallery also offers basic museum-quality framing, and has a variety of frame jobs and consignment pieces hanging along its walls, ranging from surrealist trees joining overhead to things reminiscent of French Romanticism. Though not featured in the gallery’s current exhibition, these paintings provide an eclectic sneak-peek into private Santa Barbara art collections.

Current Exhibitions: Original work by Jennifer Boswell and the Rancho El Cojo series by Victor Schiro, both Santa Barbara-based artists.

Hours and Contact: Tue.-Fri., 10am-5pm. Call 962-6625 or visit

Ellen O’Connell is an Independent intern.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Goleta Library May Expand by Two, or Four If You Count the Twigs

City Council approves fee allocation; goes next to branch library cities.

Foodbank Turkey Drive Suffers from Truck Accident

Nonprofit is trying to replace $145,000 in equipment and food lost in accident last month.

County Eyeing Private Montecito Land to Build New Debris Basin

Supervisors have started the negotiation process with Randall Road parcel owners.

Increase in H2A Farmworkers Raises Housing Concerns

Santa Barbara County supervisors moving to streamline permit process.

Cannabis Taxes Generate $1.8 Million

Santa Barbara County releases first quarterly report.