The Mankiw Family Gallery

The Mankiw Family Gallery is located at the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School, 375 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA, 02452. The Mankiw Family Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career professional artists and periodically showing the art of faculty, staff and alumni.
Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. Please send appointment requests to

Maeve Doolan: Archetypes

The Mankiw Family Gallery is pleased to announce the show Archetypes, comprising artwork by local artist Maeve Doolan, and taking place November 10th- February 10th, 2016. The opening reception with the artist will be Thursday, November 10th, 2016 from 6:00-7:00 PM.

Maeve Doolan was born in Connecticut but has lived and worked in the greater Boston area for the last ten years, with a BFA in Sculpture and Painting and a Masters in Studio Art Teaching from Boston University. Since graduating, she has taught high school students art, while balancing her personal artmaking and staying active in the art community. Growing up a painter, she discovered in college the limitless material nature of artmaking. From that point on she identified as a sculptor and made it her mission to learn about all of the different artforms such as stone, metal, glass, fabric, etc. Within each one of these media are subsequent techniques that provide Doolan with an endless amount of processes to explore. For example, painting can be done on panel, canvas, plexiglass, shaped surfaces, etc, and then applied using stencils, squeeze bottles, brushes, fingers, etc. Doolan also likes to investigate different design archetypes like how the Madonna and Child has been the template for artists for centuries. Each piece is born out of playing with the combination of these three things: media, technique, design. Consequently, many of her pieces look very different from one another, though they all have a distinct Doolan physicality.

Doolan’s work continues to grow and change as she expands her knowledge of artmaking and finds new forms of inspiration. Students often get a sense of what she is making in the studio, for a lot of the same processes often show up in her curriculum in class. As an artist and art teacher, part of Doolan’s goal in this exhibit is to educate her viewers about different artist processes as well as to inspire a love for making.

Artist’s Submission Instructions

The Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School invites artists working in 2D media to apply for a solo exhibition in The Mankiw Family Gallery. The Mankiw Family Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. We highly encourage alumni and artists from our school and the Waltham community to submit work for consideration. Exhibits will reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches offering the viewer the opportunity to interact with the art. All visiting artists will have the opportunity to teach a master class and give a gallery talk to our students.
Exhibitions play a major role in student life at CH-CH and we offer many visual arts shows each school year. All of our art shows are held in the Mankiw, Barn, and Dining Hall Galleries and our shows are free and open to the public. The exhibitions program supports and expands our arts curriculum by providing students with many opportunities to share their work with their peers, faculty, and families and to see work that is being made by professional artists.
The Mankiw Family Gallery is located on the first floor of The CH-CH Commons at 375 Lexington Street in Waltham, MA. Please note that artists must be able to transport all work to and from the gallery and the artwork must arrive ready to hang.
Applications must include:
*10 to 15 artwork samples from the last 3 years.
*Send images/video via CD. CD’s will not be returned.
*Image Requirements: They must be in .jpg, .jpeg, file format. Minimum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Maximum file size 5MB per image.
*Files must be labeled in the following way: first name last name-title of artwork-1.ext, first name last name-title of artwork-2.ext, etc. The file number corresponds with the number on the list of works. (Ex. John Doe-Untitled-1.jpg)
*List of works form
*Artist statement and brief bio
*Exhibition proposal: Briefly describe the exhibition, installation or project for the gallery space.
Send all application forms and submissions to:
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School
Attn: The Commons Gallery – Maeve Doolan
785 Beaver Street
Waltham, MA 02452
*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please contact if you have any questions. 

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