FPAC is Growing!

July 31st, 2o14

FPAC has a busy year planned for 2014.  We’re pleased to announce that  Sarah Noe and Sue Merritt will be joining Director Emily O’Neil, as well as Gabrielle Schaffner, and Dylan Hurwitz in their tireless work to promote the Fort Point Arts Community.

Sarah Noe has come on board us as a full-time manager for Made In Fort Point (MIFP). She is planning the re-opening of MIFP at 315 on A, and will be working to plan the second location at the Envoy Hotel, now in construction across from the Barking Crab.

Sue Merritt, who many of you may know from her role as the Art Consultant at the Convention Center, has also joined us part-time as our Art Lending Program Coordinator.

Learn more about them below:


Sarah Noe, Made in Fort Point Manager

Sarah has lived in the Boston area for 10 years and is excited to bring her retail experience to the Made in Fort Point retail spaces. Sarah’s extensive retail experience includes positions with increasing responsibilities at Converse, Juicy Couture and Talbots. She has a degree in art history from the College of Wooster and is a Master’s Candidate in Museum Studies at the Harvard Extension School. She is excited to be a part of the Fort Point community and expand the exposure of working artists.










Sue Merritt, Art Lending Coordinator

Sue’s career in art began 16 years ago as assistant curator at the Fuller Art Museum which is now the Fuller Craft Museum. For the last fifteen years, she’s been working as an art consultant for large and small corporations and private collectors.

Right from the start, she was drawn to exhibition design and still feels this is the best part of her job:

“Any art space must have a distinct visual flow. If an installation is done properly, it has a thread of continuity that connects one piece to the other with a subtle current of energy. When this happens, there is a positive charge, a circuit of lines, shapes and colors.”

She lives in Milton with her husband and has three grown sons and a little granddaughter who is “exceptionally ahead of the curve for an eight month old. But perhaps I’m marginally biased.”