Shannon Merrifield is a potter, an arts entrepreneur and a committed arts advocate. With over 15 years in the business, Merrifield currently curates and operates the Buckland Merrifield Gallery, a showcase of New Brunswick fine craft and art. Merrifield feels strongly about community building and her engagement includes Co-Founder of FUSION, current Chair of the New Brunswick Museum, Saint John Gallery Association, and sits on the Saint John Arts and Community Board, and the Chamber of Commerce Board. Mostly though, she is a mom to her two boys Felix and Finnian.
In early 2015, Shannon recognized the need for a centre of excellence in fine art and craft in Saint John. With a resurgence in the uptown area, Shannon along with well-known fine art gallerist, Peter Buckland, established The Buckland Merrifield Gallery located in the historic Canterbury Car Park, focuses on representing the regions’ best artists and crafts people. Shannon has won numerous awards for knowledge of the industry and curatorial excellence including: The Board of Trade Silver Award, the Uptown SJ Award and the Atlantic Craft Alliance Best Gallery Award.