Janet Niewald (Virginia) curriculum vitae
Her work has been included in many juried competitions, including the Bowery Gallery, the Prince Street Gallery, and the First Street Gallery biennial competitions in New York City. She shows often at university venues, as well as at art centers in the Northeast and the South. Her paintings have also been exhibited at the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, La.; the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va.; and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo. She has been affiliated in the past with the Bedyk Gallery in Kansas City, Mo.; the Munson Gallery in Santa Fe, N.M.; and Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, Va.
Niewald studied biology, art and Asian studies at Connecticut College in New London, Conn., and attended the New York Studio School Program in Paris, France, before transferring to the Kansas City Art Institute to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She received a Master of Fine Arts in painting from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.
Niewald was next granted a year-long Ford Foundation Grant for an artist-residency at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., where she was subsequently asked to teach. Since 1980, she has taught in the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech. She was the 2008 recipient of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies Career Achievement Award.