Emily’s Hope Art Show & Auction


Art by Emily Groth


Piper Arts is a proud sponsor of Emily’s Hope. Piper Arts’s is a proud sponsor of Emily’s Hope. Every year we donate our framing services as well as collaborate with local artists who participate in the auction.

Emily’s Hope is a charity dedicated to removing the stigma of substance use disorder through awareness, education, and prevention. Learn more about the organization here: https://www.emilyshope.foundation/

You can check out some of the wonderful artwork up for auction to benefit Emily’s Hope. The event is Saturday, January 28th, but you can start bidding on the silent auction now!


Art by, Joshua Spies, Paul Schiller, Jim Sturdevant, Kiley Busko

Art by, Joshua Spies, Paul Schiller, Jim Sturdevant, Kiley Busko


Featured Artist: Deya Thorin

Granulating Fauna Exhibition Info

Granulating Fauna Exhibition October 2022

Watercolors by Kiley Busko

Join us on Friday, October 7, from 6 to 9 pm as we celebrate the opening of Granulating Fauna, a new exhibition of work by local Sioux Falls artist Kiley Busko, who recently rediscovered her passion for watercolor painting after being inspired by the wildlife found in the Midwest. The exhibition will be on display from October 4 through October 31, 2022.

Kiley finds inspiration for her paintings from the local wildlife she sees while hiking and birdwatching. As much as she is inspired by the natural environment, she is also influenced by the materials she works with. The diversity of watercolor paints allows for both precision and spontaneity which Kiley merges within her paintings, using quick bold brushstrokes with large fluid washes to create a sense of movement and time. Using negative space and abstraction allows viewers to interpret what they are seeing. Kiley enjoys creating texture and depth by using salt, granulating watercolor paints and intentionally creating watercolor blooms. Kiley says she is inspired by the beauty of her subjects and tries to capture their unique personalities in her expressive paintings.


Watercolor painting of Great Horned OwlWatercolor painting of a Cardinal
Born and raised in Sioux Falls, Kiley received her BFA in Furniture Design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Upon graduating she was awarded with the Windgate Fellowship from the Center of Craft, Creativity and Design. While living in Minneapolis she co-owned a custom furniture business with her husband Sam. She now lives and works in Sioux Falls, SD.


Jordan Shadowbox Project Featured in National Magazine

The Michael Jordan custom shadowbox we completed was featured as the “Design of the Month” in Picture Framing Magazine’s October 2021 Sports Memorabilia issue. This project challenged our creativity with both the size and nature of the items to be preserved, not to mention sourcing materials during the pandemic. It’s a nice compliment that our efforts were recognized in an industry-focused publication.

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Prairie Majesty Exhibition

Local Artists Collaborate on the Beauty of South Dakota in New Exhibition

Piper Arts is proud to present a collaborative exhibition of new works featuring Joshua Spies and Paul Schiller. The “Prairie Majesty – An Art Exhibition of the Great Plains” will run from October 11th, 2019 – November 30th, 2019 with an opening reception on Friday, October 11th from 5:00 PM – 8:00 pm. The exhibition will have pieces featuring charcoals and photography showcasing the beauty of South Dakota.

Joshua Spies is an international award-winning artist from Sioux Falls, SD. He earned his fine arts degree at South Dakota State University and has traveled the world creating a vast portfolio of drawings, paintings, charcoals, and photography. Joshua is a dedicated conservationist and, through his artwork, has helped raise millions of dollars for conservation projects locally and worldwide. After decades of travelling abroad, Joshua has a greater appreciation of the beauty and uniqueness of his home state and uses it as a catalyst for his new artistic pursuits.

Paul Schiller started his career as a photojournalist. He later co-founded Lawrence & Schiller and Five Star Call Centers with business partner Craig Lawrence here in Sioux Falls. He followed these successful ventures with “Acts of Nature” a company he and his wife Koni created to market their fine art nature images. Utilizing panoramic and macro photography to re-imagine scenes that go unnoticed, Schiller captures the remarkable diversity of South Dakota and the northern plains. His work appears throughout the Midwest in galleries, homes, corporate and healthcare facilities, including a permanent exhibit at the Al Neuharth Media Center at the University of South Dakota.

Showcasing the great plains of South Dakota, the “Prairie Majesty” exhibition will explore two artistic points of view of the same subject matter: a digital photographic capture by Paul Schiller vs. a traditional charcoal drawing of the same image by Joshua Spies.

The “Prairie Majesty” show will run through November 31, 2019. The artists will be present at the opening reception Friday, October 11th, 2019 from 5:00pm – 8:00 pm. Piper Arts is located at 1825 S Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD. Piper Arts gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. For additional information, please contact Piper Arts at 605-339-0346.


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