Mernie has been painting stage sets for Bay Area theaters since 1989. She won an Ellie (Northern California Theater) award in '93 for Big River, and an Artie award for Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She was the lead scenic artist at Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland from 99-03 and currently paints sets for the Willows Theater.

Credits include:
Willows Theater, Concord
Treasure Island

Secret Garden Opens February, 2007

Woodminster Amphitheater, Oakland
Hello Dolly
Guys & Dolls
Forever Plaid
Sophisticated Ladies
Bye Bye Birdie
My Fair Lady
The Sound of Music
The Wiz
Kiss Me, Kate
Singin' In The Rain

Solano College Theater, Suisun
-Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat (2x)
-South Pacific
-Big River
-Fiddler on the Roof
-The Front Page
- Little Foxes
-West Side Story
-The Sound of Music

Other Bay Area Theater Productions
Harbor Theater, Suisun
-Little Shop of Horrors
-Picasso at the Lapin Agile
-The Dining Room

Walnut Creek Civic Arts Theater
-Grand Opening patron’s dinner on stage
-South Pacific

John Muir Amphitheater, Martinez
-Sound of Music
Benicia Old Town Theater Group
-Into the Woods
-Mack & Mabel
Vacaville Theater of the Arts
-West Side Story
California Conservatory Theater
-Greater Tuna
-Forever Plaid
Fairfield Civic Arts Theater
-The Ancient Mariner

Annie at the Willows 2004
Designed by Peter Crompton

Carousel at Woodminster 2001
Designed by Robert Fergueson
& Mernie Buchanan

Big River at SCT 1993
Designed by Mark Hopkins
Ellie Award for ‘Best Stage Set’ & ‘Best Musical’

Cabaret at the Willows 2006
Designed by Peter Crompton