Associate of Arts, Golden West College, 1981. Indiana study art, culture and calligraphy, China, 2000. Indiana study, Alphonsa Mucha, Chez Republic, 2002.
Host Friends of Artists for Cultural Exchange, 1988. Judge Mississippi Senior American Pageant, 1989—1991. Founder The ANCA Group.
Sponsor 32 artists Anita Neal Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach, 1986-1987. Member artist council board Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, 1986. Member allied arts board City of Huntington Beach, California, 1988.
Sponsor Southern California Artists, Anita Neal Gallery, Fawnskin, California, since 1994. Member American Portrait Society, Artist's Equity Association (Los Angeles chapter), Orange County Visual Artists, Los Angeles Institute Contemporary Art, National Museum Women in Arts (charter), Los Angeles Contemporary Art Associates, Council of Arts State of California Artist Registry, Alpha Gamma Sigma (Sigma Pi chapter).
Married James Truman Dowdle, January 17, 1948 (deceased November 1969). Children: Doug Dowdle, Wendy Grobe. Married Albert Dale Neal, July 2, 1971.