Art at the airport

Here at YSJ, another way that we connect to our community is by showcasing some of the best it has to offer.  We have the opportunity to display and share some amazing artwork by local artists– and with different artists being featured all the time, there is always something new to see.

Art Gallery Gallery Cases Welcome Wall Saint John Airport Permanent Collection Archive Galleries

Art Gallery

Sonya Mahnic

I love painting and I love food, so it was inevitable that the two would eventually converge. Painting food started as a lark, as something different to paint, but I find myself returning to it again and again. Food has everything you could ask for in subject matter - form, colour, light and shadow, patterns, history, meaning, symbolism, and everyone has an emotional connection to food. It can be at once, ordinary and, upon closer inspection, extraordinary. I hope you enjoy feasting your eyes on these creations as much as I enjoyed painting them.

Purchase inquiries can be directed to Citadel Gallery and Mario's Picture Framing 506-642-9004

Oil on canvas

Stir Fry 36 X 48
Peanut Butter Sandwich 36 X 48
Spanokopita 44 X 44
Pizza 48 X 48
Asparagus 36 X 54
Grapes 24 X 24
Fiddleheads in a Plastic Bag 24 X 24

Gallery Cases Current exhibit: September 2017 to Present

Shannon Merrifield

"Tide Pool Series"

I believe that tide pools hold the secret of the universe in their watery ecology. They hold visual and textural elements that are diverse, complex and simply beautiful. There is nothing more compelling than the micro universe that exists in these small pockets of life
My pieces are often once fired , cone 6 stone ware, which means that I do not bisque fire my work . The once fire, has it challenges, but is a greener and faster process for me to work with. I like the immediacy of the work from the wheel to the kiln. I spray my glazes and love the dance between the resulting layers. There is always an element of surprise. My forms evolve and change as my moods change. It is however constantly evolving and changing, like the river, trees and ocean that I get so much inspiration from.

Shannon Merrifield 

Buckland Merrifield Gallery
36 Canterbury St.
Saint John
506 721 9787
Fb Buckland Merrifield
Insta bmgallery1

Paul Healey

I suppose the work is about colour, light and form and the language of paint; thick and thin, fast or slow, knife or brush. What to paint and how to paint it has always been the question. And that depends on the energy I bring to the canvas that day; sometimes it’s quick and physical, other times it’s slow and methodical. I know now not to question it. And that only comes with time and covering miles and miles of canvas.

Darren Hargrove at Cobalt Art Gallery at 111 Prince William St., Saint John 506-214-3555 or email


Elma Johnston McKay

Atlantic Salmon: A Species in Peril


The Atlantic Salmon with Canaries, references the decline of the species

The Atlantic Salmon like the, "Canary in the coal mine", is a warning beacon for its environment and directly reflects the causes contributing to the species demise. Water pollution, off shore over fishing, netting of rivers and streams, destruction of ecosystems by deforestation and concerns with open pen salmon aquaculture all play a part.
The battlefield of negotiation for the survival of the Atlantic salmon lies in, the space between, the problems created and the problems solved.
We need to ask ourselves, as stewards of their welfare and habitat, are we failing?

Glass Roots

Glass Roots was formed in 2008 on the beautiful Fundy Coast in New Brunswick. We make traditional blown glass in our wood-fired furnace. By melting our crystal with an alternative carbon neutral fuel, we carry on the tradition of glassblowing for our families and for our province, in the most efficient and Eco-friendly, sustainable way.

Curtis Dionne (Glassblower)
Rachel Fletcher & Charlotte Macleod (Sales Associates)
Wood Fired Blown Glass 


Welcome Wall Current exhibit: September 2016 – Present

croppedimage160160 brian comeau
Brian Comeau

Brian lives along the Bay of Fundy in Saint John with his wife and three children. His inspiration is drawn from the natural beauty of the Maritimes, with its picturesque landscapes, majestic coastlines and beautiful lakes and rivers. The Bay of Fundy, with its highest tides in the world and rocky rugged coastlines, is a favourite destination for Brian. 

croppedimage160160 rob roy
Rob Roy

Well-known New Brunswick photographer Rob Roy lives and works in the historic Trinity Royal area of Saint John. Although Rob has worked as a commercial photographer, he is best known for his artistic projects, which are particularly evident in his book Saint John (first published in 2004 and reprinted in 2013). This much loved book brings together everyday scenes of Saint John and has been a must-have book for visitors and residents of the city. 

Saint John Airport Permanent Collection

Fred Harrison

Fred says of himself, “I love to paint big.” A native of London, Ontario, Fred came to New Brunswick to take part in the Sussex Mural Celebration. While working here, he became captivated by the beauty of this province, and he is now at home in a small cottage in the wilds of Goshen. 

Although Fred has done many pieces of public art, his paintings can also be found hanging on the walls of many homes in New Brunswick and beyond.

michael mcquay
Michael McQuay

Native to Waterloo, Ontario, Michael worked as a commercial photographer in Toronto for many years. Sixteen years ago, seduced by the open space and brilliance of the Saint John River Valley, he traded urban life for rural. A self-taught artist, since 2001 he and his partner Cyndi Brittain have designed and produced original work from their Queenstown studio.

Make sure you always have packing lists, tips and airport information in the palm of your hand…

download our app before your next trip.

Connections Bistro2
HotSpotLogo 2
YSJ Stacked no tag Resized