Richard Niewerth, born in Baltimore, MD, earned a BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College
of Art in 1967 and an MA from the University of Maryland in 1969.
Niewerth started his teaching career at Anne Arundel Community College in the spring of 1970.
While serving as Art Department Chair for 18 years, he developed an art major program and
initiated most of the art courses currently offered at the College. He introduced computers
into the Art program to be used an art tool. During his tenure at the college, he continued
to pursue his painting career which led to exhibiting his works on a regional, national, and international level.
In 1987, he traveled to Rio de Janeiro to exhibit his work through his affiliation with The Partners of
the Americas group. In 1990 and again in 1992, Niewerth introduced travel study in to the Art Program
taking a group of students to Arundel, England for an extended stay to paint England’s diverse landscapes.
In addition to his many solo and group exhibits, his paintings are included in a number of permanent
collections including Maryland State Senate Building, The Permanent College of Maryland Artists at
Towson State University, Delaware Museum of Art, Do Museu Nactional de Belas Artes and Do Museu
de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Niewerth was chosen in 2001 to complete a painting of the US Capitol Building for the Official 2001
National Independence Day Celebration Commemorative Poster sponsored by Lockheed Martin.
Posters were presented to all members of the US Congress and the President’s Cabinet. In 2007,
Niewerth received the National NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award. Niewerth was awarded Emeritus
status after his retirement in 2009 for his 39 years of service to Anne Arundel Community College.
Most recently, he was appointed and served on the Board of Directors for the Chesapeake Arts Center
in Brooklyn Park, MD and the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, MD.
1963 - 1967 BFA, The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Awarded a four-year Senatorial Scholarship
1967 - 1969 MA, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Awarded a Teaching Assistantship 1968 - 1969
Anne Arundel Arts Council
Chesapeake Art Center- Board of Directors
Maryland Arts Council
Maryland Art Place
Maryland Federation of Art
Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts-Board of Directors
Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association
Towson ARTS Collective
Selected Awards and Commissions
Lockheed Martin Corporation Commission awarded to paint the National Poster celebrating the 4th of July 2001.
Posters presented to members of Congress, White House staff and placed on sale in the US Capitol Building for
benefit of US Capitol Restoration Foundation
Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD – First Place, First place for Body of
Work Second Place, Honorable Mention, Award of Merit and Tilghman Award in numerous
juried exhibitions over the past 6 years.
Sigal Corporation, Washington DC (Commission)
Mural Commission, Banking Services Company, Baltimore, MD
Lerner Enterprises, Bethesda, MD (Commission)
Selected Solo Exhibits
Ambleside Gallery, Greensboro NC
Richard Niewerth, a Retrospective, Paintings from the 70s to the Present, Cade Fine Arts Center, AACC, Arnold MD
Hippodrome Theater, Baltimore MD
Margaret Smith Gallery, Ellicott City, MD
DeMatteis Gallery, Annapolis, MD
Susan Isaacs Gallery, Wilmington DE
Robert Brown Gallery, Washington DC
Watermark Gallery, Annapolis, MD
Galeria das Facudades Integradas Castelo Branco and Galeria da Universidade Catolica de Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Selected Group Exhibits
Image and Imagination Juried Show, Mitchell Gallery, St. Johns College, 2010, 2008, 2004
“Art on Paper” National Juried Show, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
MAPAPA Juried Member Exhibit, Towson ARTS Collective, Towson, MD
Plein Air Competition and Arts Festival, Easton, Maryland
Yongan 2009 International Art Exhibit and Danya International Art Fair, Seoul, South Korea
Maryland Artists Exhibition Invitational , Governor’s House, Annapolis, MD
Lockheed Martin Corporate Offices, Bethesda, MD
Maryland State Senate Building, Annapolis, MD
New England College, Arundel, England
Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
Lerner Enterprises, Bethesda, MD
Permanent College of Maryland Artists at Towson State University, Towson, MD