The Abigt Family at the Summer Art show in Frisco, Co.
About M & J Art and Frame Gallery

Bill and Chris Abigt have owned and operated M & J Art & Frame Gallery for over 25 years and have enjoyed every minute of it. The Abigts, along with their staff, have been recognized across the heartland for their unique and personal touch. It is what continues to bring people who are looking for distinctive gifts and custom framing back to the gallery.

Please browse through our web-site and contact us via e-mail or by phone for further information.

Our Great Staff

Bill Building Frames

Bill spends a major portion of his day cutting and building custom framing. He has been building frames for over 25years and is considered to be a master craftsman in his field. Bill is also an active member of the Ottumwa Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. 

You will find Bill in the gallery Tuesdays through Saturdays. He's always ready to provide the great customer service that we, as a small business, pride ourselves in.


Chris Painting outside...her favorite "studio"


Chris is our resident artist. She has been involved in the framing side of the gallery for over 25 years with an eye for the creative side of things. She does specialty carving on mats and the cameo designs that make us a very unique gallery and custom frame shop.

You will only find Chris in the gallery  on Fridays and Saturdays. She spends most of her days either in her studio painting her own art work, or at the O'Town Studio teaching art to children.

Anne and one of her shadowboxes


Anne has been a part of the M&J Gallery staff for over 20 years. Before joining us she owned and operated her own Craft and Gift store so she has many years of experience and knowledge to offer. Anne is the one who designs and produces all of the wonderful shadowboxes for M & J Gallery. They are one of the many things that bring people from all over to our gallery and keep them coming back.

You can find Anne in the gallery Mondays through Thursdays always available and willing to help you choose the perfect combination of art, matting, and framing that's right for you.

Lee Ann helping someone choose framing

Lee Ann has been a part of M&J Gallery as a part time gallery assistant and picture framer throughout the last 10 years. She wears many hats and is always happy to assist you, our valued customers with all of your framing needs.

Lee Ann is the final authority with the assembly process. She takes great care in making sure your pictures are up to her high standards.