Racine, WI March
Within the pristine white walls of the Racine Art Museum, an untraditional exhibition showcasing fluffy, sugar-coated marshmallow PEEPS is open through Sunday, April 3. The
RAM 7th Annual International PEEPS Art Exhibition
features 123 entries that demonstrate the talent of over 154 artists.
This spring, visitors
will discover creations like Peep Kong Attacks Racine showcasing the city's architecture, Peeptarts with their own toaster, and an entry from local Girl Scout Troop 9113 entitled
. Many entries were by regional artists, however a few arrived from Green Bay, Madison, and as far away as New York.
During the Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony on the evening of Thursday, March 17, Bruce W. Pepich, RAM Executive Director and Curator of Collections, hosted the awards presentation to honor the most accomplished artists in this competition.
First Peep - Dyan Tishuk,
Four & Twenty Black Peeps
Second Peep - Karen Chartrand,
Horton Hears A Peep
Honorable Mentions -
Under 12 Category
Lynn Proeber, Peeps Clown Bus
Bailey Rigby, Polly Wanna Peep
First Peep - Tessa Locklair,
Honorable Mention - Zoe Chartrand, Wall-E On Top of a Garbage Peep
First Peep - The Paffrath Family,
It's A Marshmallow World
Second Peep - Brodie and Tom Spolar,
Honorable Mention - David Buchanan and Linda Christian, Georgia O'PEEP's Studio
First Peep - Debby Peck, Purple Peeple Eater
Second Peep - Jeff Ternes, Peep.B.S.
New Media Awards - Fiber
Jim Deibler and Staff, Peep Mobile
Jan Lancelin, Edible Peeps Flower
Artistic Award Ann Henkes, Peeps - Honoring Louise Nevelson
Director's Award Holly Ottum, PEEPSurse
Founder's Award Hilary Rinke, Invasion of the Peep Snatchers
Visitors to the museum are encouraged to vote for their favorite PEEPS work of art to decide who will take home the coveted PEEP
Choice Award. Voting continues through Sunday, April 3.
Competition sponsored by Racine Art Museum Store and Guest Relations.
The RAM 7th Annual International PEEPS Art Exhibition is made possible by Peeps Patrons - Johnson Outdoors Inc., Buckets Pub,
Joey's on Sixth, Just Born, Inc., Kewpee Sandwich Shop, Bruce W. Pepich and Lisa Englander, Sew 'n Save of Racine, Jim and Cherry Wardrip, Nancy Wheeler, Wilton; Peeps Prize Providers - Apple Holler, Art Metals Studio, Copacetic, Downtown Racine Corporation, Funky Hannah's, Harbor Lite Yacht Club, Lakeview Pharmacy, Miller's Flowers, Northern Lights Gallery, Office of the Mayor, City of Racine, Plumb Gold Ltd., The Racine Zoological Society, Red Onion Café, RG Babies, Sugar Shack Sweet Shoppe, Uncorkt