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MFA, Painting: Indiana University, Bloomington IN                                            

BFA, Painting/Printmaking, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO



Meyer-Munson Gallery, Santa Fe NM (2004-2008)

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

Bedyk Gallery, Kansas City MO (1984-1987)




One Person

Near the Woods, Bowery Gallery, NYC, NY

Janet Niewald: From the Bridge, McCarthy Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington VA

Recent Landscapes, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot CT

Niewald: Research from Rock Art – Paintings, Ceramics, Photographs, Armory Art Gallery, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg VA 

Recent Paintings, Courtyard Gallery, Washington Studio School, Washington DC

Work from Virginia and New Mexico, Staunton Fine Arts Center, Staunton VA

New Paintings, Reynolds-Minor Gallery, Richmond VA

Recent Work, Bedyk Gallery, Kansas City MO

Two Person

Two x Two, Ceramics and Paintings, with David Crane, Perspective Gallery, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg VA 

Vessel and Wall, with David Crane, Perspective Gallery above; Reynolds Homestead Gallery, Critz VA                                 

Portnow and Niewald, Landscapes, with Marjorie Portnow, Beverly Street Studio, Staunton VA              

Niewald and Hobbs, with Frank Hobbs, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville VA

Invitational Group

All She Surveys, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA

Present Place, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK

Gems: Small Still Lifes, There Gallery, NYC, NY

Responses to Ripon College’s Van Dyck Paintings, with Midwest Paint Group, Caestecker Gallery, Ripon College, Ripon WI               Self-Portraits: Midwest Paint Group and Invited Guests, (traveled: Dutoit Gallery, Dayton OH; Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke VA; Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle PA)

East Meets Midwest II: A New Figuration, (traveled: Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield OH; Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA)

Aspects of the Self: Portraits of Our Times, Moss Center for the Arts, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg VA (curator: Margo Crutchfield)

The Virginia Landscape (from the 17th Century to the Present), the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond VA

185th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, the National Academy of Design Museum, New York NY         Pictorial Strategies: Ananian, Niewald, and White, Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA

Watercurrents, Kouros Gallery, New York NY

Contemporary Realist Painters, Concord Art Center, Concord MA

179th Invitational, for non-members, National Academy of Design, New York NY Members and Guests, Prince Street Gallery, New York NY  Landscape/Mindscape, Longbeach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences,  Long Beach Island NJ

Of Darkness and Light: Contemporary Landscape Painting, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke VA (curator: Mark Scala)

22nd Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Eppink Gallery, Emporia State University, Emporia KS

Women in the Visual Arts, Hollins University, Roanoke VA (curator: Sondra Freckelton)

From These Hills II, William King Regional Art Center, Abingdon VA (curator: Robert Berlind), and From These Hills, William King Art Center (curator: Julia Boyd)

Real Life, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair FL

Virginia Landscape: Five Contemporary Views, Courthouse Place Gallery, Arlington VA (curator: Elena Canavier)

Interior/Exterior, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond VA


The Landscape, Tellus Gallery, Lancaster PA (jurors: Glen Cebulash; Dorothy Frey)

2012 Bowery Gallery Juried Competition, and 2002 Bowery Gallery Juried Competition, New York NY

2011 First Street Gallery Juried Competition, (juror: Paul Resika), and 1992 First Street Gallery Juried Competition, (juror: Paul Georges), New York NY

Masur Museum of Art 32nd Annual Juried Competition, Monroe LA (juror: Barbara Grossman)

Drawing from Perception, Wright State University, Dayton OH (juror: Charles Cajori)

2004 Hoyt Institute MidAtlantic Juried Art Exhibition, New Castle PA (juror: Peter Plagens)

Virginia Women Artists, Armory Art Gallery, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg VA (traveled: Portsmouth Art Center, Danville Museum, Reston Art Center, James Madison University, all in VA) (jurors: Mary Miss; Ellen Lanyon; MaryAnn Harmon)

The Piedmont Biennial Competition, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte NC (juror: Robert DeNiro, Sr.)


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