The Business Indoor Gallery of Art (BIG Art) sponsored by the Maryville Public Art Committee (MPAC) has launched the third art show in Maryville businesses.

Amber Baker is shown beside one of her oil paintings at the Maryville Chamber of Commerce office. Her work is available for sale along with nine others in MPAC’s BIG Art III displayed throughout downtown Maryville.

Purchases may be made by contacting the individual artists. The works will be on display until June 1.

Accent Advertising and Signs, 114 East Third Street, has the photography of Sandy Smail, Maryville. Accent is open from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday-Friday, for viewing.

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments, 116 West Third Street, has two paintings by Ella Cornelison, Maryville. The office is open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday-Friday.

Maryville City Hall, 415 North Market, has the artwork of LeDonna McIntosh and Brent Weiland. City Hall is open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday-Friday.

Rapid Elite, 418 North Main, has two paintings by Austin Moddrell. The hours at Rapid Elite are 8:30 am to 6 pm, Monday-Friday.

Maryville Daily Forum, 111 East Jenkins Street, has the photographic art of Jeff Foster, Maryville. The hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday-Friday.

The Maryville Public Library is the site of a pottery display by Momoko Cotter, along with her husband Josh Cotter’s graphic novels. The couple is from Barnard. The library is open 9 am to 6 pm, Monday-Friday, and 9 am to 3 pm, Saturday.

Nodaway Valley Bank, 304 North Main Street, has a water color painting by Lana Cease. The hours are 8:30 am to 4 pm, Monday-Thursday, and 9 am to 5 pm, Friday.

US Bank, North Branch, 120 South Main Street, has a water color by Cease. The bank is open 9 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday, and 9 am to 5 pm, Friday.

The Nodaway County Administration Building, 403 North Market, is displaying the black and gray oil paintings of Elizabeth Jeffries, Maryville. The Ad Building is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Citizens Bank and Trust, 105 North Main Street, is displaying an oil painting by Amber Baker, Maitland. The hours are 9 am to 4 pm, Monday-Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm, Friday, and 9 am to noon, Saturday.

The Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce, 408 North Market, is displaying the oils of Baker. The chamber is open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday-Friday.

Baker is a self-taught artist who experiments with different styles and media. She enjoys adding a touch of whimsy to her creations.

She credits her aunt, Cate Kenny, a Mound City art teacher, with getting her started on her creative journey. Kenny taught Baker to wood burn and other art projects in the summer. Baker also took a few Bob Rossi lessons from Beverly McAffee, a local Rossi instructor. She works primarily in oils, has experimented with acrylic and works from photographs to create realism, landscapes and paintings from nature.

A flyer will be available at participating businesses and the Nodaway News Leader about the BIG Art artists and where their work is located.

A call for artists is underway until May 15 for the next BIG Art exhibit to take place in June. Businesses and offices that would like to join in exhibiting the area’s talented artists can contact Kathy Rice at or 660.582.1742.

For more information about MPAC, check out Facebook at Maryville’s Gallery of Outdoor Art, Maryville Public Art Committee or visit