March 1 - June 22, 2002
From the artist:
As a visual artist, I feel my work should speak for itself and prefer that the viewer has his/her own emotional response to each image.
My work is closely related to tonalism, also known as quietism or intimism, which involves the artist's personal response to nature. The work is primarily executed in the studio after sketches from life.
Sources for these sketches include local parks, estate gardens, seaside locations or my own backyard. I am not all that concerned with realistic features, especially in a landscape painting. I am more interested in an emotional expression than a view through a window.
I work with acrylic underpainting and modeling paste to achieve texture and build the surface with oil paints and sticks, charcoal, wax, pastel, pencil, actually almost anything that is within eyesight or within hands' reach in my studio.
Significant influences in my recent work are Albert Pinkham Ryder, George Inness, and Caspar David Friedrich, because of the strong emotionality in their works.
From the Gallery Director, Diane DiSalvo
Tinam Valk was born in Berlin, Germany. She spent most of her child- and early adulthood in The Netherlands, where she received her art education at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hauge.
After coming to The United States in 1976, Tinam earned a post-baccalaureate degree in visual communications at the Maryland College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions. including the International Monetary Fund and the National Institutes of Health in Washington DC.
Until 1996 she worked as an illustrator and art teacher. She currently conducts art workshops for patients at the National Institute of Health. Tinam is employed at the Royal Netherlands Embassy. Her work is in collections in Europe, United States and South America.
- 2002 Outside/Inside Villa Julie College Stevenson, MD
- 2001 Royal Netherlands Embassy, Washington, DC
- 2001 Tinam Valk: Landscapes Clinical Center Gallery, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
- 2000 Council for the Arts, City Hall Gallery, Gaithersburg, MD
- 1998 Tinam Valk: Oils and Illustrations IMF Art Society, International Monetary Fund Washington, DC
- 1987 Municipal Building, Takoma Park, MD
- 2001 2001 All Media Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, juried by Trinkett Clark
- 2000 Dreamscapes/Landscapes Gallery 214, Montclair, NJ, juried by Gail Stavitsky
- 1999 Members II Exhibition IMF Art Society, International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC
- 2000 Red: colors, symbols, and emotions Gallery 214, Montclair, NJ juried by Sid Sachs
- 2001 Shades of Pastel 2000 Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Bethesda, MD juried by Joann Moser and David Tannous
- 1999 Fourteenth Biennial Staff Art Exhibition National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
- 1999 Brookside Art Show Silver Spring, MD
- 1999 The Summer Show The Ralls Collections, Washington, DC
- 1999 Art Expo New York Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City
- 1998 International Contemporary Landscape Exhibition Sai Gallery, New York juried by Stephen Gang
- 1997 Shared Visions Rockville Arts Place Faculty Show, Borders Books, MD
- 1997 Twentieth Montgomery County Juried Art Exhibition Gaithersburg, MD, juried by Kenneth V. Young
- 1997 Third Annual Juried Exhibition, Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Marbury, MD, juried by Dr, Jacquelyn Serwer
- 1996 Illustrators Only The Visual Club, New York, NY
- 1996 Twelve x Twelve x Twelve Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD juried by Lee Fleming
- 1995 Maryland Free State V Rockville Art Place, Rockville, MD, juried by William Dunlap
- 1994 MCAD Alumni Show Silver Spring, MD
- 1988 MCAD Showcase Wheaton Plaza, Silver Spring, MD
- 1987 Faculty Show, Maryland College of Art and Design, Silver Spring, MD
- 1986 Sovran Bank, Takoma Park, MD
- 1986 Nice Things Come in Small Packages R Street Gallery, A Salon Ltd., Washington, DC
- 1986 Celebration of Washington Artists Gallery Row, Washington, DC
- 1985 The Washington Show 9th Street, Washington, DC
- 1984 Sculpture Show McGrillis Gardens, Bethesda, MD
- 1981 Diplomats in the Arts IMF Building, Washington, DC
Honors and Awards
- 2000 "Shades of Pastel 2000" Bethesda, MD, Jack Miller Award
- 1999 "Brookside Art Show", Silver Spring, MD, First Place, Paintings
- 1996 "Illustrators Only", The Visual Club, New York, NY, Award of Excellence
- 1993 American Jewish Press Association, Second Place for Excellence in Editorial Illustration
- United States Sedona, AZ; Baltimore, MD; Columbus, OH; Washington, DC
- International Vienna, Austria; Brussels, Belgium; Paris, France; Bonn,Germany; Rome, Italy; Mexico City, Mexico; The Hauge, Netherlands
Selected Clients, 1988-Present
- Arena Stage
- Executive Update Magazine
- Restaurants USA magazine
- The Baltimore Opera Company
- B'Nai B'rith International Jewish Monthly
- Washington Post
- Parent and Child magazine
- New Physician magazine
- National Science Teachers Magazine
- Gray, Kirk, Van Sant, Inc.
- American Physical Therapy Association
- Pensare Design Grou
- National Gallery of Art - Researcher, Curatorial Records and Files, 1996-Present
- National Institute of Health - Teacher, Art Workshops for Patients, 1996-1998
- Royal Academy of Visual Arts, The Hauge, Netherlands University-level degree, Fine Arts and Illustration, 1975
- Maryland College of Art and Design, Silver Spring, MD
Post-baccalaureate Associate in Arts Degree, Visual Communications, 1982