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1978                        Master of Fine Arts (Painting and Drawing)
                                Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

1976                        Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting/Printmaking)
                                Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

1973                        New York Studio School, Summer Study Abroad Program, Paris, France

1971-73                   Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut


2004 – 2014            Instructor (full-time), School of Visual Art, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
1980 - 2004             Assistant Professor (adjunct), Department of Art and Art History, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
1997-99                   Visiting Professor, MALS graduate degree program, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia
1991, 1999              Visiting Professor, Art Department, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia
1979-80                   Instructor, Art Department, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
1977-78                   Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana


2011                        Semi-finalist, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda, MD
2008                        The Career Achievement Award, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Tech
2007                        Grant money for research/study abroad teaching, Mexico
2005                        Honorable Mention, Masur Museum of Art, 32nd Juried Competition
2002                        Humanities Summer Stipend Grant ($3,500), Virginia Tech, for “Tse Hane: Petroglyphs and Pictographs of the American Southwest”      
2000                        Nominee, the Richard C. Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (I declined nomination)
                                Nominee, The Diggs Teaching Award, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
1999                        Finalist, the Richard C. Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1998                        Creative Arts Small Projects Grant, Virginia Tech
1994                        CEUT Grant (for teaching excellence), Virginia Tech, for collaboration on “Drawing and Writing:  Parallel Forms of Expression”
1985                        Purchase Award, "Virginia Women Artists" 
1983-84                   Artist-in-Residence Grant, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA
1980                        Corporate Purchase Award, The Piedmont Biennial Exhibit, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
1978-79                   Ford Foundation Grant (stipend and studio), as Artist-in-Residence, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1978                        Ford Foundation Grant – Graduate Student Special Projects Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
1977-78                   Associate Instructorship, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
1971-73                   Academic Scholarships, Connecticut College, New London, CT


2013                        Lecture, “My Work”, for Foundations students, faculty in Architecture and 
                                Landscape Architecture, CAUS, Virginia Tech
2007                        Lecture, “Pictorial Strategies”, College of William and Mary,Williamsburg, VA
                                Lecture, Patrick Henry Community College, Martinsville, VA
2002                        Lecture, “Systemic vs. Systematic: Drawing in the Computer Age”
                                College of Architecture invited lecturer series, Virginia Tech
                                Workshop and Lecture, “Still life as Story”, Beverly Street Studio School Staunton, VA
2001                        Lecture, “Tracking the Anasazi”, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies archeology students, Virginia Tech
2000                        Lecture, “Giotto’s Arena Chapel”, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
1999                        Visiting Artist , Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
                                Lecture, Beverly Street Studio School, Staunton, VA
1994                        Lecture, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
                                Visiting Artist , Reynolds Homestead Center, Crtiz, VA
1993                        Workshop and Lecture, Longwood College, Farmville, VA
1992                        Lecture, Staunton Fine Arts Center, Staunton, VA
 1990                       Visiting Artist , Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
1985                        Workshop and Lecture, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA
                                Workshop and Lecture, Reynolds Homestead, Critz, VA
1984                        Workshop, Piedmont Fine Arts Center, Martinsville, VA
                                Lecture, Blacksburg Regional Art Association, Blacksburg, VA
                                Workshop, Culpepper Arts Association, Culpepper, VA
                                Workshop, for public schools, Suffolk, VA
                                Workshop and Lecture, Art Association of York/Williamsburg, York, VA
1983                        Workshop and Lecture, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA
                                Workshop and Lecture, Staunton Fine Arts Center, Staunton, VA
                                Workshop and Lecture, Winchester Art Council, Winchester, VA.
                                Workshop, for public school, Sussex County, VA
1981                        Lecture, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
1980                        Visiting Artist, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI


2004-present          Chair, Departmental Scholarship Committee, Virginia Tech
2000                       Co-curator, brochure essay and design – “Confrontations of the Heart:  Sculpture by Vikki Katen”, 
                               Armory Art Gallery, Virginia Tech, September 7-21, w/ a venue at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 
                               Juror – Rockbridge County Art Show, Lexington, VA
                               Assistant coordinator – New River Ceramics Symposium (a 3- day workshop featuring nationally known ceramic artists), Virginia Tech
1999                       Consultant, curator - art purchases and installation, Schiffert Student Health Services, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
1998                       Juror – Art Exhibit for Regional Public High Schools, Blacksburg High     School, Blacksburg, VA 
                               Curator – “Four Women Artists from SW Virginia”, Cudahy’s Gallery, Richmond, VA
1996                       Juror - "Art by the James", Buchanan, Virginia.
                               Juror - Fincastle Arts Festival, Fincastle, Virginia.
1991                       Director, coordinator - Summer Workshops for Gifted High School Students, 
                               (week-long workshops for students from northern Virginia, with visiting artists in sculpture, 
                               painting, drawing), at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg.
                               Juror - "Women's Week Exhibit," Armory Art Gallery, Blacksburg, VA
1990-93                  Co-Curator - Armory Art Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA:
                               ·       “Contemporary Ceramics from Potters’ Collections”
                               ·       “Stanley Lewis: Landscapes from D.C.” 
                               ·       “Deborah Kahn: Recent Abstract Paintings” 
                               ·       “Paola Borgatta: Figurative Clay Sculpture”
1985                      Juror - Virginia Artist in Residence Grants, for the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA.
1984                      Juror - Virginia Commission for the Arts Grants, for the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA.
                              Juror - Virginia Museum Fellowships, for the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA
1981                      Juror – Halifax County Art Show, South Boston, VA
1990-present         Coordinated and presented visiting lecturers and workshops for the Department of Art and Art History,Virginia Tech.  
                               (E.g., lectures by painters James McGarrell, Jack Beal, Sondra Freckelton, Stanley Lewis, Deborah Kahn, Janice Knipe, 
                               Marjorie Portnow; Taiwanese art historian, You-Heng Feng; eco-illustrator and tour guide Margie Scanlon; 
                               computer artist, Julia Hoerner etc.,.)


2000                      Article – “Four Virginia Potters”, Ceramics Monthly, February, 2000
                              Review – for Harcourt Brace Publisher for the Foundations textbook, Launching the Imagination, Mary Stewart,  2001 publication
                              Exhibition essay, “Confrontations of the Heart: Sculpture by Vikki Katen”, Armory Art Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
1999                      Museum catalogue essay - “Community in Clay: Four Floyd County Potters”, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA,
                              3/5-5/11 exhibition; July at William King Art Center, Abingdon,VA
                              Article published – “Four Potters in Floyd County, Virginia”, Clay Times, vol. 5, no. 4, July/August 1999, pg. 46-48.
1983                      Article  - “Donna Polseno”, American Ceramics, vol. II, No.1, winter 1983, pg. 66-67, with David Crane.


Sprint Corporate Collection, Kansas City, Missouri
Hollins University Permanent Collection, Roanoke, Virginia
Knight Publishing Co., Charlotte, North Carolina
The New York Contact, Orchard Lake, Michigan
Sovran Bank Corporation of Virginia
Bell Atlantic, Arlington, Virginia
Virginia Power, Richmond, Virginia (see "17 Artists - Virginia Power Collects" catalogue, 1988)
C & P Telephone Company, Virginia
Collection of Ruth and Miles Horton, Virginia
Waitzkin Collection, Washington, D.C.
Virginia Tech University Permanent Collection
Capital One Corporate Collection, Richmond, VA
The Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA
Massachusetts Life Insurance Corporate Collection, Tulsa, Oklahoma
CSX Corporation
Emmenshuh Architecture, Kansas City, MO

Meyer-Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM: 2004-08

Reynolds Gallery (Reynolds-Minor Gallery), Richmond, VA: 1984-1996 

Beydk Gallery, Kansas City, MO: 1984-87



One Person, Two Person
2012                      Two-person, Perspective Gallery, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA
2010                      One-person, McCarthy Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
2007                      One-person, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT
                              One-person, Patrick Henry Community College, Martinsville, VA
2002                      One-person, Armory Art Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA
2001                      One-person, Art Pannonia Gallery, Blacksburg, VA
1999                      One-person, Beverly Street Studio School, Staunton, VA
1998                      One-person, Courtyard Gallery, Washington Studio School, Washington, DC.
                              "Vessel and Wall”, Reynolds Homestead, Critz, VA
1995                      "Vessel and Wall", with David Crane, Perspective Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
                              (review:  Anna Fariello, New Art Examiner, September, 1995)
1993                      "Niewald and Crane", Longwood College Gallery, Farmville, VA
1992                      One-person, New River Valley Fine Arts Center, Pulaski, VA
                              "Janet Niewald - Recent Work from Virginia and New Mexico", Staunton Fine Arts Center, Staunton, VA
1991,85                 One-person, Reynolds Homestead Gallery, Critz, VA
1990                      "Janet Niewald - Recent Work", Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
1989                      "Janet Niewald - Oil Paintings and Watercolors", Alleghany Fine Arts Center, Clifton Forge, VA
1988                      "Paintings of Janet Niewald", Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
1987                      "Janet Niewald - New Paintings", Reynolds Minor Gallery, Richmond, VA 
                               (gallery representation 1984-1996, with Reynolds Gallery, Richmond)
1985                      "Niewald and Hobbs", Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
                               (review: The Daily Progress, 6/16, 1985)
                               "Janet Niewald - Recent Work", Bedyk Gallery, Kansas City, MO
                               (review:  Donald Hoffmann, The Kansas City Star, 1/13, 1985) Invitational Group
2014                       “Aspects of the Self: Portraits of Our Times”, Moss Center for the Arts, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
2013                       Alumni exhibit, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
2012                       “Virginia Landscapes Today”, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton VA                         
2011                       “Nature in the Non-Objective Realm”, the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA
                                New Members Show, Troika Gallery, Floyd, VA
                                Alumni Show and Auction, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
                                WVTF Art Show, Roanoke, VA, with 16Hands artists
2010                        “185th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art”
                                National Academy Museum, New York, NY (400 invited to apply/65 accepted for show) (review: )
2007                        “Pictorial Strategies: Annanian, Niewald, White”, Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
                                “Selected KCAI Alumni”, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
2006                        “Still Life”, Meyer-Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2005                        “Watercurrents”, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY                                                       
                                “Selected KCAI Alumni”, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
2004                        “Contemporary Realist Painters”, Concord Art Center, Concord, MA (review: )
                                “179th Invitational”, (2nd for non-members), National Academy of Design, New York, NY
                                 (reviews: The New York Times, The New York Sun,The New York Observer; catalogue)
2003                        “Kansas City Art Institute Alumni”, KCAI, Kansas City, MO
                                “Sense of Place: Five Regional Artists” Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA
                                Group show, Studio 11 Gallery, Lexington, VA
2002                        “Members and Guests”, Prince Street Gallery, New York NY 
                                “Landscape/Mindscape”, national representation of landscape artists Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences
                                Long Beach Island, NJ (catalogue, review: )
                                “Strength in Numbers”, (drawing and ceramic collaborative work) Greenhill Center for Art, Greensboro, NC
                                Milton Rhodes Gallery,The Sawtooth Art Center, Winston-Salem, NC
2001                        Kansas City Art Institute Alumni Exhibition and Auction, 
                                Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
                                Area Artists: a Benefit for the Art Museum of Western Virginia,
                                Market Building, Roanoke, Virginia
2000                        “The Virginia Landscape”, the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia
                                (a survey of Virginia’s  landscape through 240 artworks from the 17th century to the present) (catalogue)
                                “Of Darkness and Light: Contemporary Landscape Painting”, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, Virginia. (catalogue)
                                “MATES”, Bedford Gallery, Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia.
1998                        “Four Women Artists from Southwest Virginia”, Cudahy’s Gallery, Richmond, Virginia. 
                                (painting reproduced in StyleWeekly, vol.xvi, no.41, Oct. 13, 1998)
                                “22nd Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition”, Eppink Gallery, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas.(catalogue)
                                “Ten Artists: Blacksburg Bicentennial Showcase”,
                                Perspective Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.
1996                        “Women in the Visual Arts”, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia  (curator: Sondra Freckelton; catalogue)
1995                        “From These Hills II,” William King Regional Art Center, Abingdon, Virginia (curator:  Robert Berlind; catalogue)
1993                        “The Allegorical Table, ”Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia. 
                                “From These Hills,” William King Regional Art Center, Abingdon, Virginia  (curator: Julia Boyd; catalogue)
1990                        "Three Regional Artists", McDade/McMann Gallery, Roanoke, Virginia.
1988                        "Real Life," Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, Florida. (catalogue;  review: Mary Ann Marger, St. Petersburg Times, 4/22, 1988)
1987                        "Virginia Landscape - Five Contemporary Views", Courthouse Place Gallery, Arlington, Virginia.  
                                (curator:  Elena Canavier; review:  The Washington Post, 7/18, 1987)
                                "Over the Blue Ridge II," Roanoke Museum of Fine Art, Roanoke, Virginia.  (catalogue)
1986                        "Still Life", Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.
1985                        "A Centennial Celebration: Highlights from Kansas City Art Institute Alumni," Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.  
                                "Contemporary Still Life, "Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia.
1983                        "Virginia Traversed," Squires Art Gallery, Blacksburg, Virginia.
1982-86                   Roanoke Museum of Fine Art, Sales and Rental Gallery, Roanoke, Virginia.
1982-83                   Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Sales and Rental Gallery, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
1982                        "Interior/Exterior," Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, Virginia. (review:  Ann Chenoweth, Arts in Virginia, vol. 22, 1982)
1980-present           Faculty Shows, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
                                Faculty Show, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
1979                        National Invitational, American Arts Inc., Atlanta, Georgia.
                                "Niewald, Hatton, Crane," 
                                University of Georgia Art Gallery, Athens, Georgia.
1978                        MFA Show, Indiana University Museum, Bloomington, Indiana.
                                "Local Painters", New Images Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana.
1976                        BFA Show, Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri Competitive (Apply to be Juried)
2014                        The Landscape, Tellus Gallery, Lancaster, PA (National; Glen Cebulash, Dorothy Frey, jurors)
2012                        Bowery Gallery Juried Competition, NY, NY
2011                        First Street Gallery Juried Competition, First Street Gallery, NY (National; Paul Resika, juror)
                                “Strictly Functional”, National Competition, Market House Craft Ctr.,
                                East Petersburg, PA (affiliated w/ PA Guild of Craftsmen)
2005                        Masur Museum of Art, 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Monroe, LA (National; 61 selected from 637 applicants; Barbara Grossman, juror,       
                                Honorable Mention)
2004                        “Drawing from Perception”, Wright State University Dayton, OH (National; juror:Charles Cajori; catalogue)
                                “2004 Hoyt MidAtlantic Juried Art Exhibition”, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA
                                 (juror: Peter Plagens, art critic for Newsweek; 40 selected out of 453)
2002                         2002 National Competition, Bowery Gallery, NYC, New York
                                 (30 selected out of 270 applicants)
                                 Larger Than Life, the Gallery at Jefferson Center
                                 Roanoke, VA (regional competition)
2001                         The Roanoke City Art Show, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, Virginia
1992                         First Street Gallery, NYC, New York (International; 30 of 700 applicants; juror: Paul Georges)
1986                         James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
                                 Reston Art Center, Reston, Virginia
                                 Danville Museum, Danville, Virginia
1985                         Portsmouth Art Center, Portsmouth, Virginia
                                 "Virginia Women Artists," Armory Art Gallery, Blacksburg, VA (jurors: Mary Miss, Ellen Lanyon, and MaryAnn Harman; 
                                 catalogue by Patricia Mathews, Oberlin College)  See traveling venues above.
1982,81                    Marietta National Competition, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio
1981                         Lynchburg Area Art Show (regional competition),
                                 Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, Lynchburg, Virginia
1980                         The Piedmont Biennial (regional competition), 
                                 The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina (juror: Robert DeNiro, Sr.; catalogue)

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