2018 ARTISTS

City Sounds is proud to be a supporter of local art and local artists. Here are the talented creators who designed pianos for the 2018 season. 

  Valeria Prieto   Valeria is an artisan and graphic artist who does illustrations with different techniques. Residing in Des Moines for the last 4 years, Valeria has a bachelor in Graphic Design and works as an art teacher with a body of work that has been shown in different countries. 

Valeria Prieto

Valeria is an artisan and graphic artist who does illustrations with different techniques. Residing in Des Moines for the last 4 years, Valeria has a bachelor in Graphic Design and works as an art teacher with a body of work that has been shown in different countries. 

  Jacqueline J Hudson   Born and raised in Des Moines, IA. and a graduate of Grand View University with BA's in Visual Arts, Graphic Design, and Creative & Performing Arts. As a professional artist for thirteen years she has worked both independently and collaboratively as a painter, illustrator, muralist and designer.

Jacqueline J Hudson

Born and raised in Des Moines, IA. and a graduate of Grand View University with BA's in Visual Arts, Graphic Design, and Creative & Performing Arts. As a professional artist for thirteen years she has worked both independently and collaboratively as a painter, illustrator, muralist and designer.

  Sommer Kibbee & Assistant Tiffany Thomas   Sommer is the proud owner of the Art Junkie Studio in Newton, Iowa where she teaches and inspire budding artists of all ages every single day in both private and group settings. She is always teaching students to "be a part of something bigger than themselves" through their creativity and passion. 

Sommer Kibbee & Assistant Tiffany Thomas

Sommer is the proud owner of the Art Junkie Studio in Newton, Iowa where she teaches and inspire budding artists of all ages every single day in both private and group settings. She is always teaching students to "be a part of something bigger than themselves" through their creativity and passion. 

  Jessica LC Villegas   Born in Hawaii and transplanted to Des Moines, Jessica has always felt more than at home here. Always an art fan, she attended ISU receiving her degree in design. As a woman of color, Jessica has started to dive into issues of race as well as body image issues in her art.

Jessica LC Villegas

Born in Hawaii and transplanted to Des Moines, Jessica has always felt more than at home here. Always an art fan, she attended ISU receiving her degree in design. As a woman of color, Jessica has started to dive into issues of race as well as body image issues in her art.

  Brent Houzenga   This New Orleans-based painter and musician earned his B.A. in printmaking from Western Illinois and his MFA from the University of New Orleans. His art has graced the walls of some of the top galleries in Chicago, Kansas City, Washington D.C., Portland, LA, Austin, Miami, and New Orleans.  

Brent Houzenga

This New Orleans-based painter and musician earned his B.A. in printmaking from Western Illinois and his MFA from the University of New Orleans. His art has graced the walls of some of the top galleries in Chicago, Kansas City, Washington D.C., Portland, LA, Austin, Miami, and New Orleans.  

  Saf Lee Evans   Saf is a full-time professional painter residing in Des Moines. She studied fine art and photography at a tertiary level in Australia, and recently immigrated to the USA after marrying my wife. My work consists of dynamic, color-intense landscapes that are finished with metallic embellishments.

Saf Lee Evans

Saf is a full-time professional painter residing in Des Moines. She studied fine art and photography at a tertiary level in Australia, and recently immigrated to the USA after marrying my wife. My work consists of dynamic, color-intense landscapes that are finished with metallic embellishments.

  Becky Lange   Becky is Iowa born and attended UNI where she majored in art and interior design. Her commercial upbringing has given her the an industrial urban flair to her works, utiizing movement and striking colors. 

Becky Lange

Becky is Iowa born and attended UNI where she majored in art and interior design. Her commercial upbringing has given her the an industrial urban flair to her works, utiizing movement and striking colors. 

  Maggie Douglas   Maggie is a Des Moines local, graphic designer and part-time painter. Her medium is mainly acrylic paint with some multimedia elements. She creates squiggles and blobs as a representations of the world around her. Nature and topography both play a large role in influencing her work with vibrant colors, organic patterns and delicate line work.

Maggie Douglas

Maggie is a Des Moines local, graphic designer and part-time painter. Her medium is mainly acrylic paint with some multimedia elements. She creates squiggles and blobs as a representations of the world around her. Nature and topography both play a large role in influencing her work with vibrant colors, organic patterns and delicate line work.

  Gustav - Ben Schuh & Scott Kaven   Gustav is a Des Moines artistic duo created by Scott Kaven & Ben Schuh as an outlet to create work without egos…the only requirements are to be creative, push the limits, and have fun. Two artists working as one.

Gustav - Ben Schuh & Scott Kaven

Gustav is a Des Moines artistic duo created by Scott Kaven & Ben Schuh as an outlet to create work without egos…the only requirements are to be creative, push the limits, and have fun. Two artists working as one.

  Laura Palmer   An Iowan and an Illustrator, Laura Palmer creates whimsical illustrations with markers and wit. In the past few years, Laura worked on over 300 custom illustration projects including: baby announcements, watercolor paintings of 40 personal landmarks, illustrations that appeared in Midwest Living and Better Homes and Gardens Magazines.

Laura Palmer

An Iowan and an Illustrator, Laura Palmer creates whimsical illustrations with markers and wit. In the past few years, Laura worked on over 300 custom illustration projects including: baby announcements, watercolor paintings of 40 personal landmarks, illustrations that appeared in Midwest Living and Better Homes and Gardens Magazines.

  Dina Bechman   Dina is a creator at heart, one that wakes up and is driven to create and help others be creative. She owns a small gallery to help promote her own art, the art of over 50 local artists and host classes of many mediums to get everyone in the habit of creating.

Dina Bechman

Dina is a creator at heart, one that wakes up and is driven to create and help others be creative. She owns a small gallery to help promote her own art, the art of over 50 local artists and host classes of many mediums to get everyone in the habit of creating.

  Heather Kindt   Heather is a self taught artist who loves working in art journals of many different shapes and sizes. Her work and instructions have been published in over a dozen articles in Art Journaling and other magazines. With some tips and tricks plus an adventurous spirit, anyone can find their style and create beauty in a journal.

Heather Kindt

Heather is a self taught artist who loves working in art journals of many different shapes and sizes. Her work and instructions have been published in over a dozen articles in Art Journaling and other magazines. With some tips and tricks plus an adventurous spirit, anyone can find their style and create beauty in a journal.