Featured Artist


Sioux Falls, S.D. — The Sioux Falls Arts Council will feature Lauren Anderson as March and April’s Featured Visual Artist. Anderson says, “through a happy accident I have stumbled upon a new way of painting in which I only have begun to explore. This accident came in the form of coffee, which has become the basis […]


Sioux Falls, S.D. — The Sioux Falls Arts Council will feature MICHAEL DANIELS as January and February’s Featured Visual Artist.   Michael specializes in portrait photography as well as outdoor scenic art. Michael’s journey began when he first took photography classes in high school, and has been hooked ever since. Michael loves the opportunity to be able to get creative behind the camera and to capture amazing moments in people’s lives as well as the beauty of nature. He enjoys making his customers happy and looks forward to their reactions when they see their finished product.  Michael and his wife decided to take what he loves to do to the next level by turning it into a small, family run business. Through their business, they get the chance to meet many great people and provide them with photos of moments they will cherish forever. Sioux Falls Imagined: A Cultural Plan for a Vibrant and Prosperous City, approved by the City of Sioux Falls in July 2014, named the Sioux Falls Arts Council as the organization given […]

Featured Visual Artist: Richard Krueger

Sioux Falls, S.D. — The Sioux Falls Arts Council will feature RICHARD KRUEGER as November and December’s Featured Visual Artist. Krueger will be on display from November until the end of December. RICHARD KRUEGER is originally from Milwaukee, WI. He studied art at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee campus and has worked in watercolor, pastels, sculpture, and […]

Featured Visual Artist: Klaire Lockheart

Sioux Falls, S.D. — The Sioux Falls Arts Council will feature KLAIRE LOCKHEART as September and October’s Featured Visual Artist. Lockheart will be on display from September until the end of October. KLAIRE LOCKHEART believes that the concept of femininity, is vastly complex and absurd, consisting of modern expectations paired with old social customs. From an early […]

Featured Visual Artist Melanie Ratzlaff

Sioux Falls, S.D. — The Sioux Falls Arts Council will feature MELANIE RATZLAFF as July and August’s Featured Visual Artist. Ratzlaff will be on display from July until the end of August. MELANIE RATZLAFF’S artwork includes unconventional materials such as VHS tapes, pop cans, and recycled paper to create artwork that is a contemporary interpretation of her Lakota […]

Featured Visual Artist Regina Brunz

Sioux Falls, S.D. — The Sioux Falls Arts Council will feature REGINA BRUNZ as May and June’s Featured Visual Artist. Brunz will be on display from May until the end of June. REGINA WILLIAM BRUNZ’s artwork is characterized by contrasting intensity (saturated colors, high contrast, movement) with “breathing space” (predictable patterns, geometrics, and areas of flat color). Regina’s recent work […]

Featured Visual Artist Jordan Thornton

Sioux Falls, SD – The Sioux Falls Arts Council will feature JORDAN THORNTON as March and April’s Featured Visual Artist. Thornton will be on display from March until the end of April. Jordan Thornton is a printmaker who primarily works in woodcuts, but also utilizes collage and installation. Taking from imagery from the natural world and everyday […]

Featured Artist David Unzicker

Sioux Falls, SD – The Sioux Falls Arts Council will feature David Unzicker in its first Featured Visual Artist exhibit for 2017. Unzicker will be on display from January until the end of February. David Unzicker received his BFA in Art from Augustana in 1971. During his time at Augie, David studied under Carl Grupp […]

Featured Artist Sarah Odens

Sarah Odens received her BA in Art and English from the University of Sioux Falls, and her MFA at Michigan State University, where she was awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the College of Arts and Letters. Her paintings explore the social implications of online images of domestic perfection, transforming them into abstract musings on […]

Featured Artist Joan Zephier

Although Joan Zephier has no formal education in art, art has had a lifelong influence on her. For 10 years, she and another artist owned and operated an artist studio where her concentration was free-form, hand-built Raku sculpture. After her own battle with addiction and road to recovery, Joan pursued her dream of creating and […]