The Blue Octopus

Come to The Blue Octopus Art Gallery and Champagne Bar on Friday the 13th to the opening of my next show. Hope to see you there!

Pop-Up Community Art Show To Benefit The Homeless

I am participating in Unity at the Bemis art show in SODO will run during the Seattle Art Fair and support Facing Homelessness.
Fri Aug 4, noon–8 pm • Sat Aug 5, noon–8 pm • Sun Aug 6, noon–6 pm

United Creations, a Green Lake-area branding and digital marketing agency, is pleased to announce “Unity at the Bemis,” an art show at the Bemis Building, across from the Seattle Art Fair, to benefit people experiencing homelessness. More than 50 Pacific Northwest artists will be showing their work, and contributing 50% of their proceeds to Facing Homelessness, a local direct-action non-profit.

“We set out to create an art event as a culture-building project, something we’ve done for many years,” said Rich Lancaster, CEO of United Creations, the show’s producer. “But what has evolved is a kind of pop-up community of people and organizations that resonate deeply with this project, people who feel that homelessness can best be helped by direct community action, especially when supported by the arts.” 

Musicians from the Northwest Symphony Orchestra have volunteered to entertain at the event and will be playing at various times throughout the 3-day show. Running concurrently with the Seattle Art Fair, which will be just over a block away at CenturyLink Convention Center, Unity at the Bemis will focus on accessible art, with a broad range of work from local Northwest artists. The juried show is being curated by Diane Venti of Alki Arts, who has a long-standing commitment to Northwest art and artists. The Bemis Art Committee, made up of resident artists in the 150,000-square foot former bag manufacturing facility, have volunteered to provide logistical support for the duration of the event, opening their studios for various activities. The show’s sponsors include Art Wolfe, Tito’s Vodka, Coldwell Banker Bain’s Roger Morris, Project Bionic, and Letterpress Distilling. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, with all proceeds going directly to Facing Homelessness. The goal of the show is to raise $25,000 for the organizations projects, such as Just Say Hello and The Block Project.

About United Creations 

United Creations is an award-winning branding and marketing change agency that has been helping Northwest businesses and non-profits grow for two decades by developing hundreds of thoughtful, high impact brands, websites and campaigns. United Creations powers its strategic messaging, graphic design and digital solutions with a proprietary Brand Culture Compass methodology to enhance their clients’ brand and marketing performance. For more information, go to www.unitedcreations.com.

Save The Date! Thursday, April 20th 5-8 P.M.

Ledger Square Law invites you to meet its two new artists exhibiting their work in our firm starting April 11, 2017.

You can also meet the artists, Rick Duque and Genna Draper, at Ledger Square Law during Tacoma’s Art Walk on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 5pm – 8pm.

We are also excited to present our newest work space, “The Lair,” which will feature art from Debra Van Tuinen.

Please join us for drinks and appetizers and a fun opportunity to mix and mingle with local business owners, community leaders and artists.

Source: Ricardo Romero Cortez Duque

Source: Van Tuinen Art – Debra Van Tuinen

Source: Genna Draper

West Seattle John L. Scott Grand Opening

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Rick has his artwork up at the new location of the West Seattle John L. Scott Real Estate offices. Their press release reads:

Please help us celebrate this occasion with fabuous bites, music, and drinks. We are now located in the beautiful historic building on California Ave SW, just North of Oregon Street, in the heart of West Seattle’s thriving Alaska Junction. This festive evening will include a viewing of our new building, a ribbing cutting dedication, and a special address and 2017 market update from our CEO Lennox Scott.

Thursday, December 1st from 6:00 – 9:00pm
4445 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

** Additionally, the U.S. Marines will be on hand to collect new unwrapped toys for their Toys For Tots holiday toy drive.

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Under Water

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Under Water, 2016
Painting by Ricardo Romero Cortez Duque
$2,200

Acrylic and Resin painting, Canvas
One of a kind artwork
Size: 48 × 48 × 2 in (unframed)
This artwork is sold unframed
Signed on the front

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Capitol Hill Art Walk – Station 7

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I am the featured artist at Station 7 on the Capitol Hill Art Walk for the month of September! Come see me on 2nd Thursday!

September 8th 5pm to 8pm

Station 7
400 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

 

Seas of Seattle

Seas of Seattle

Seas of Seattle, 2016
Acrylic painting by Ricardo Romero Cortez Duque
$2,100

Acrylic painting, Canvas
One of a kind artwork
Size: 36 × 72 × 2 in (unframed)
This artwork is sold unframed
Signed on the front

West Seattle Art Walk: 2nd Thursday – Capers

Here is a preview of the pieces that will be on display for May’s West Seattle Art Walk at Capers.

Opening Night is Thursday May 12th 5:00pm to 8:00pm

at Capers 4524 California Ave SW Seattle, WA

Palm Springs

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Palm Springs, 2015
Acrylic painting by Ricardo Romero Cortez Duque
$1,050
  • Acrylic painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 36 × 36 × 2 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Art in Laurelhurst Modern Home

Recently, Ricardo was approached to have some of his art featured in a newly completed home in the Laurelhurst neighborhood of Seattle [full listing HERE].  The broker-speak on this $2.25M house is a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom is:  “Stunning modern home w/ breathtaking views of Lake Wash & Mt Rainier. Superior architecture & elegant designer finishes. Enjoy a 4 level elevator, a 650 sq foot gorgeous rooftop deck & entertain in style w/ chef’s kitchen, SS Viking appliances, an all slab granite island overlooking views & family room. Luxurious Master suite w/ frplc, 2 walk-ins & sensational views.”