“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 14 years, Jon has owned and operated Piper Arts in Sioux Falls, SD where he remains a vital resource for art in the community. He has developed expertise in framing, archival materials for art preservation and art installation. When he’s not in the gallery, Jon enjoys spending time with his daughter Emily.
“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.
“Art has challenged me to explore new materials and perspectives. The meditative, stimulating and emotional qualities that a piece of art can carry is what attracts me to the field.”
Taylor VanWyhe recently joined the staff of Piper as an Arts Associate. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a BFA degree in printmaking and Art History. Her experience includes gallery work, design, and framing.