Meet Our Team
Owner / Designer
Since 2005, Jon has owned and operated Piper Arts, growing it into a driving force in the regional art scene. Jon’s innovative vision is to offer corporate and individual clients a full-service fine art experience. From the frame shop to the high-quality artists represented in the gallery, Jon has expanded Piper Arts to include artist commissions and collaborations, restoration, scanning, printing, corporate and residential consultation, installation, and beyond. With 20+ years of framing experience, Jon brings an expertise in color, texture, and design to every project. His knowledge in the right materials and quality suppliers in this industry gives a depth and understanding to long-lasting art preservation and contemporary design. With a growing team of art professionals, Piper Arts is one of the finest galleries, framing destinations, and full-service fine art companies in South Dakota.
Dan is a professional fine art framer who joined the Piper Arts team in 2022 bringing with him over a decade of experience working with all types of media and displays. He’s detail-oriented, customer-focused and prides himself on creating the best display for your work of art. Dan’s portfolio includes custom framing projects for home decor, corporate displays, professional artist galleries, military awards, and even displays for the President of the United States. He will always take the time to help you match styles and layout with your vision for for the final piece so you can enjoy your finished artwork for years to come.
Kiley is a watercolor artist and woodworker who graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Kiley was a recipient of the Windgate Fellowship, a national award presented to art students who exhibit exemplary skill in craft by the Center for Craft. She enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, kayaking, cycling, camping, and is a self-professed bird nerd. Kiley is a wonderful addition to the Piper Arts team as our framing assistant with her knowledge of skilled craft and detail work necessary for high quality custom framing projects.
Kevin Van Westen
Graphic Designer and Fine Art Printing
Kevin comes to Piper Arts with 38+ years of experience in art direction, graphic design, and advertising. His attention to detail and creative problem solving make him a powerhouse in our growing fine art printing department. Kevin’s skill in color-matching prints to original works of art as well as patient attention to all aspects of the printing process is unparalleled in the Sioux Falls region.