Visual Arts

les cotton
Address: 2108 East Austin Street
57103
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Individual or Organization:
Individual
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Award winning designer, art director, and local-pride evangelist, Les Cotton provides branding services for small businesses, organizations, and passion projects. Through graphic design and branding, product design and packaging, installations and murals, and dynamic digital and social experiences he connects people to their communities.

Phone Number:
6056908595
City:
Sioux Falls
State:
SD
Levi Sternburg
Address: 57103
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Individual or Organization:
Individual
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life long resident of SD with a BFA in sculpture. Studio practice including metal casting, fabrication, drawing and painting. Creating work that celebrates the human condition and raises our collective empathy for one another.

Phone Number:
6053513746
City:
Sioux Falls
State:
South Dakota
Liz Heeren
Address: Ipso Gallery
400 North Main Ave, Suite 100
57104
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Individual or Organization:
Individual
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Artist
Professor, USD
Director of Ipso Gallery

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City:
Sioux Falls
State:
SD
Luke Bryant
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Individual or Organization:
Individual
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Luke Bryant is a ceramic artist living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He obtained his BS degree in Studio Arts from South Dakota State University in 2017 and his MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2019.

Bryant’s work is fundamentally ceramic at its core, embracing the natural characteristics of clay. His work addresses ideas of tactility, functional perception, surface expression, and non-hierarchy of objects.

Phone Number:
(605)212-0210
City:
Sioux Falls
State:
South Dakota
MARIAN SPRECHER /ARTIST
Address: 1750 KANSAS AVENUE SE
57350
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Individual or Organization:
Individual
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I capture the images and designs of a diversity of subjects from my rural environment to my everyday scenes and florals. It is my desire to utilize the creative process of watercolor to express God’s gift of nature with images of designs and color.

As a self taught artist, I am always refining my artistic skill and techniques by attending workshops with a variety of nationally recognized watercolorists and prominent artists.
Being a freelance artist has provided me with the opportunity to complete countless commissioned pieces of artwork. My artwork is in many private and public collections throughout the United States.

II have exhibited in many group and solo shows throughout the Region and Midwest. I am a Signature member of the Northern Plains Watercolor Society.

Phone Number:
605-350-6180
City:
HURON
State:
SD
Mary Payton
Address: 57105
Category:
Individual or Organization:
Individual
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I am a Sioux Falls artist currently painting abstract acrylic pieces. Recent work finds me caught up in an exploration of my unique visual experiences, striving to convey what it feels like to be trapped inside of the filter my brain is determined to use. My hope is that these pieces reach the audience with a pleasant, energetic, positive slant. I use vivid color combinations and repetitive strokes to push those feelings across the space between art and viewer. I hope for individuals to find landscapes, animals, people, or objects among the chaos of dots and fragments of color.

My process involves many layers of paint, giving these canvases an entire individual history. I am looking for them to spark wonder and curiosity, just as I marvel at the history of objects, and imagine their life’s experiences. I would like for the viewer to recognize something of themselves in each piece- a memory, a favorite color, a feeling.

City:
Sioux Falls
State:
SD
Photo Credit: Code:M Design
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Individual or Organization:
Individual
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MelJean is a fine artist with works ranging from delicate portraits drawn with graphite to watercolor landscapes, but the majority of her artwork lies within the colorful abstract realm. She feels most creative with acrylic paints on her brush (or hands) and a blank canvas. Emotions are her inspiration and tend to show themselves through each brush stroke, paint drop, and bold shape.

MelJean’s other interests include graphic design, photography, and multimedia artwork and she’s always looking forward to the next project to try.

City:
Sioux Falls
State:
SD
Photo Portrait of Artist, Cat, and Painting
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Individual or Organization:
Individual
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Mercedes Dalles-Steffen (she/her) is a self-taught artist born in Madison, WI and based in Sioux Falls, SD. She primarily creates abstract art and enjoys working with acrylic, ink, oil pastel, soft pastel, and charcoal. Her workspace consists of a small studio in her unfinished basement, where she has created a comforting environment to facilitate her process of creation. When she is not working as an accountant, she is developing her creative career, spending time with her husband, pets, and family, singing karaoke, cruising in her Subaru, or planning for future adventures.She believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to live inspired and to have their own slice of the world, intentionally created and curated to serve as a place of self-expression. A place that is shamelessly pure, releases createive inhibitions, and inspires the deepest of creative desires. She also believes that everyone has a creative purpose, an imagination that adds so much value to the world and those around them. When people emotionally connect to the components in their space, they feel like they truly belong. Her paintings aim to do just that – to be an intentional component in her collector’s slice of the world that contributes to their self-expression and feeling of belonging, and inspires their deepest creative desires.

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City:
Sioux Falls
State:
South Dakota
Mercy Oyadare
Address: 51104
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Individual or Organization:
Individual
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Mercy Oyadare is a freelance amateur videographer and photographer. She has a particular interest in social media development as well. Mercy is outgoing and has a bubbly personality and loves to be creative in any way!

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Phone Number:
7123010831
City:
Sioux City
State:
Iowa
Michael Daniels
Address: 5429 S Graystone Ave 129
Sioux Falls SD 57108
57108
Category:
Individual or Organization:
Individual
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I’m a wedding + lifestyle and scenic photographer
primarily serving the Sioux Falls SD area. When I am not taking pictures, you can find me in my man cave watching sports! I’m a huge sports fan and I’m currently catching up on my favorite TV shows: Billions, POWER, House Of Cards, etc. I also enjoy hanging out with my 2 beautiful kids.

I love photography because it captures a
moment in time. Whether that moment is your wedding day or an annual family
portrait, those pictures enable us to relive and
remember special occasions again + again.

My style is simple + relaxed.
I believe in natural light, unique details, raw emotions + capturing the true essence of an individual or event. My ultimate goal is to create timeless photographs for you and your loved ones to cherish forever.

Phone Number:
6055217841
City:
Sioux Falls
State:
South Dakota