2016 Alki Art Fair


alkiartfairposter-e1467491093685Come see Rick, Genna Draper, Beata Ondikova Metzelaar (specifically tents 59 &60) and many many other artists.

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There’s a shuttle bus from the junction, the West Seattle Water Taxi, a city bus and ample parking. Go to the Alki Art Fair Website for times and directions. Artists will be showing new works created specifically for the show.


Ricardo To Be A Featured Artist

[UPDATE] The generosity overflowed all night! Evolving was expected to reach $2,100, but after some fast bidding, it more than doubled that price! Thank you to everyone that attended such a great event for an even greater cause!

Ricardo will be a featured artist in the 34th Annual Pratt Fine Art Center Auction.

Evolving, Acrylic painting Acrylic painting, Canvas One of a kind artwork Size: 48 x 48 × 2 in (unframed) photo by Alec Miller
Evolving, Acrylic painting Acrylic painting, Canvas
One of a kind artwork
Size: 48 x 48 × 2 in (unframed) photo by Alec Miller


Location: Bell Harbor Conference Center – Pier 66

Time: Saturday, April 30, 2016. 5:00pm Cocktails and Silent Auctions, 7:00pm Dinner and Live Auction

Join us for our 34th Annual Fine Art Auction! This year our theme is Pratt Prom: Forever Devoted. You don’t need a date to celebrate! Come and bid on fabulous art and party the night away.

This isn’t the prom you remember from high school. It’s a Pratt Prom–fun, funky, and fabulous, where everyone is royalty. Set your own curfew, and enjoy a drink from our spiked punch bowl.


5:00PM – Registration, Cocktails, Photos

6:50PM – Silent Auction #1 closes

7:10PM – Silent Auction #2 closes

7:30PM – Dinner and Live Auction

Buy tickets HERE


Seattle Art Walk First Thursday July 2nd

Come see Ricardo Duque’s latest pieces at Alki Arts (1124 First Avenue Seattle, WA  98101) next week.  Stop by and say hello.
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Ricardo makes paintings, drawings, sculptures and mixed media artworks.

By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, he creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.

His paintings don’t reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By applying abstraction, he investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.

His works establish a link between the landscapes reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence. Ricardo Romero Cortez Duque currently lives and works in Seattle.

Available Pieces