Alison Rowe works with artists and arts organizations to build critical attention and public support. Since founding Merrily & Keane, Ms Rowe has launched two new galleries, worked with the California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica Bay Women's Club, the Harley Foundation and Gallery, and Barnsdall Art Park Foundation. Many consultancies later, she still finds inspiration in her job and the people she works with.

Ms Rowe is a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Marymount College, California. She writes regularly for the Palisadian-Post.