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Artists in Conversation: Erin Raedeke X Nicole Santiago

WSS is pleased to bring together two phenomenal painters, Erin Raedeke and Nicole Santiago for the next installment of our Artists in Conversation series.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 5:30 - 7 pm EST


A recording of the conversation is now available online and can be viewed on our Vimeo page or our IGTV.

Join us for this live online conversation between the artists covering painterly topics about their process and practice, shared education, inspiration, motherhood, and what informs their work. Questions from the audience will be welcome toward the end of this informal conversation.


Erin Raedeke is a DC-area painter who is interested in the unwanted and dismissed. Painting from observation, Raedeke's intricate still lifes express a search for meaning and undiscovered connections between objects that are both stumbled upon and chosen. Raedeke received her BFA from Indiana University and an MFA from American University. Her work has been exhibited nationally in both solo and group shows including the BP Portrait Award exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Raedeke was a recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in 2013 and 2016. She is a member of the painting collectives, Perceptual Painters and Zeuxis, and she currently teaches at Washington Studio School and Dulwich Art Group. Raedeke has given numerous artistic lectures at universities and colleges in California, Illinois, Arkansas, Main and Virginia, among others. To learn more about Raedeke visit,

Nicole M. Santiago is a Virginia-based artist who paints commonplace objects that loosely suggest her internal and familial narratives, resulting in domestic scenes with simple yet layered story-lines. She works both from observation (in multiple sittings) and utilizes other methods and materials to experiment with color and compositions until a final work is produced. Santiago received her BFA from Indiana University (Raedeke and Santiago were classmates) and an MFA from the University of New Hampshire. Her work has been exhibited in over 100 group and solo exhibitions over the last 15 years and has been printed in various art publications including The Artist's Magazine, Art News England and the International Painting Annual 1. Santiago is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the College of William Mary. To learn more about Santiago, visit

Registration is free but an RSVP is required in order to obtain the Zoom link to join the conversation. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.


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