Buffalo Boys is Custer, South Dakota’s newest destination gallery.

Featuring the paintings of Steve Leonardi and the printmaking of Michael Ward, Buffalo Boys offers more than just artwork hanging on a wall.  Besides serving as Steve and Mike’s studios and showcasing our art, Buffalo Boys offers custom framing, workshops, lessons (small group and private), and classes.

Our signature service, a first in the Black Hills, is what we call our “Phone Photo in a Frame.”  With the advent of high-quality cameras in cell phones, we’ve noticed that everybody has at least one spectacular picture on their phone…and nowhere else.

Take that photo off your phone and showcase it in a beautiful custom frame! 

Let us help!

We offer a professionally color-corrected, pigment ink printout of your photo on quality luster or matte photo paper, matting to suit your photo, framed in your choice of three different 11″x14″ frame options, mounted behind UV-safe plexiglass, with a dust cover and mounting hardware on the back–all in about one or two hours.  The affordable prices range from $30 to $50, depending on your frame choice.

Many photographers believe that a photo is not finished (or can even be called “Art”) until it is printed and mounted on a wall. We promise to make it easy to showcase your favorite photos, professionally, affordably, and without all the hassles of trying to do it yourself–and probably cheaper too.

We can also adapt to specific larger or smaller frames if you wish, at our custom framing prices, which are significantly less expensive than custom frame shops.


Mike’s Custer Courthouse Gallery Show

Mike has a show at the Custer County Courthouse (the current one, not the museum) called “Alchemy: An Exploration of Printmaking.”  There are two main components to the show: a display of Custer County themed ledger art, and a display about various alternative printmaking techniques. The Courthouse is open business hours every weekday, and the …

Winter Hours

We will be open Fridays and Saturdays 10am-5pm during the winter season (through mid-April, probably), but we are always available for an appointment. Use the contact form below and leave your phone number or email address so we can set it up. Since both of us use the gallery as our workspace, chances are you’ll …


Buffalo Boys was founded in 2017 by Steve Leonardi and Michael Ward.  We are right next to Art Expressions Gallery (where both Steve and Mike are members) on South 6th Street in Custer, South Dakota.

Steve Leonardi is a nationally renown artist and printmaker.  For over 40 years, Steve has been drawing and painting wildlife employing a variety of media including watercolor and acrylic. He now calls Custer is home, having migrated from Western Pennsylvania.

Mike Ward has  embraced black and white photography and printmaking.  He employs specialized inks and printers to eke out the best tonality and detail in a print, and enjoys printing using classic methods such as Platinum and Palladium, Van Dyke Brown, and Cyanotype.  Originally from Virginia, he moved to Black Hills after his time in the Marine Corps.


26 South 6th St
Custer, SD 57730

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 10am-5pm during during the winter season, however the Gallery serves as our studio so you’ll find someone in most weekdays and even often on weekends.  If the lights are on, we’re open!

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