The Legacy of Suzie Cappa

The Suzie Cappa Art Center (SCAC) was founded in 2001 in memory of artist Suzie Cappa. Suzie was a talented and creative artist who independently selected her own brushes, her own colors, and her own subjects of interest. Suzie’s mother, Juanita, recognized her talent and provided her instruction with local artist, Ida Jansen. Under Ida’s direction, Suzie studied a variety of art forms from 1985 until her passing in 1997. The Suzie Cappa Art Center honors her memory by providing a supportive, inspiring environment where artists can create, exhibit, and sell their work to the community.

In addition to this, in Spring 2020, SCAC established the “Suzie Cappa Legacy Wall” inside the gallery, showcasing some of her original art pieces housed at the Art Center. In total, the Art Center houses over 25 original pieces of artwork, including some of her first pieces she created.

This was project was made possible by the generosity of the Cappa family and in partnership with Perfect Hanging Gallery in downtown Rapid City.

Suzie’s Original Artwork