About

Jon Piper

Owner/Designer

“We bring passion and feel privileged to do the work we do. At its best, our work touches the lives of our customers and that opportunity is very meaningful to me.”

For the past 14 years Jon has owned and operated Piper Arts, growing it into a driving force in the Sioux Falls art scene. Jon’s innovative vision for color and texture compliment the framing of each art piece, and his architectural eye in your art’s placement in either residential or business environments make his ideas a must-have for the finished designer look. Also, his knowledge and expertise of the right materials from quality suppliers give depth and long lasting answers to art preservation. Today, Piper Arts is one of South Dakota’s finest galleries and framing destinations. When he’s not in the gallery, Jon enjoys spending time with his family and the outdoors.

Jim Piper

Corporate Sales

“Many years of art involvement has given me deep insight and experience in assisting clients with their art needs. I believe art and design can profoundly impact our lives at work and home.”

Jim Piper brings his own experience as a creative artist to bear on working with customers on their art resource needs. Jim is the former proprietor of the James River Gallery in Mitchell, SD and spent many years working for commercial gallery as a salesman and framer. Having joined Piper in 2013, Jim is leading efforts to expand the corporate market.  Jim and his wife have five adult children.

Michelle St. Vrain

Arts Associate

“I love sharing my knowledge and passion for art with our clients, whether it’s through framing and matting design or helping to find the perfect piece add to your collection.”

Michelle St. Vrain recently joined Piper Arts as an Arts Associate. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a MFA degree in printmaking in 2013. Her past experiences as a visual artist, curator, and educator bring a unique set of skills and knowledge to the Piper team.