RAM 7th Annual International PEEPS Art Exhibition

March 18 - April 3, 2016

Within the pristine white walls of a contemporary art museum that overlooks Lake Michigan, the Racine Art Museum presents an untraditional exhibition showcasing fluffy, sugar-coated marshmallow PEEPS®.

The RAM 7th Annual International PEEPS Art Competition will open to the public on March 18 and run through April 3. Each year, the show's popularity draws over 3,000 visitors to the museum during its three-week run, setting daily spring attendance records along the way. 

Exhibition Checklist
PEEPS Template
Press Room

Vote for Your Favorite PEEPS
March 18 – April 3, 2016
Stop by the museum to vote for your favorite PEEPS creation. You will decide who wins the coveted PEEPles Choice Award, announced at the end of the show.

Entries MUST be picked up
April 5–10, Noon – 4:00 pm
Any entries left at RAM after April 17 will be recycled.


First Peep - Under 12 Category
Tessa Locklair, RaPeepsel

Honorable Mention - Under 12 Category
Zoe Chartrand, WALL-E On Top of a Garbage Peep

First Peep - Family/Group/Organization
The Paffrath Family, It's a Marshmallow World

Second Peep - Family/Group/Organization
Brodie and Tom Spolar, Shpeep

Honorable Mention - Family/Group/Organization
David Buchanan and Linda Christian, Georgia O'PEEP's Studio

Mayor of Racine's Award - First Peep
Debby Peck, Purple Peeple Eater

Mayor of Racine's Award - 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

Bailey Rigby, Racine, WI
Polly Wanna PEEP
Cardboard, jewelry stand, and paint
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Alexandros Tsioutsiopoulos, Colgate, WI
What Le Peep Shoes
Shoes, paint, felt, fur, glitter, and cotton
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Kate Fons
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow PEEP-a-Dot Bikini
Foam, fabric, wood, sand, terry cloth, shells
paint, and found objects
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Brittany Stalker and Brianna Gesiorski, Kenosha, WI
Marge Peepson
Styrofoam, fabric, and plaster of Paris
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Karen Chartrand, Mount Pleasant, WI
Horton Hears A Peep
Chicken wire, paint, plaster,
plastic flowers, and pipe cleaners
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Jim Deibler and Sew 'n Save Staff, Racine, WI
Peep Mobile
Cotton and thread
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine








Director's Award
Holly Ottum, PEEPSurse

Founders Award
Hilary Rinke, Invasion of the Peep Snatchers

First Peep - Adult Category
Dyan Tishuk, Four & Twenty Black Peeps

Second Peep - Adult Category
Karen Chartrand, Horton Hears A Peep

Honorable Mentions - Adult Category
Lynn Proeber, Peeps Clown Bus
Bailey Rigby, Polly Wanna Peep



Kate Alphs, Susan Anderegg, Nick Anders, Jessica Anders, Cassidy Anders, Anonymous, Sophia Baptista, Amanda Billerbeck, Rachele Blasi, Jon Bolton, Paulette Boomsma, Stevie Breit, Connie Bruner, David Buchanan and Linda Christian, Ann Burke, Karen Chartrand, Zoe Chartrand, Aniah Cunningham and Carol Gavigan Jim Deibler and Sew 'n Save staff, Julia Donaldson, Emma Donaldson, Sara and Emily Durbin, Chris Fabio, Karen Fairbanks, Azariah Flores, Kate Fons, Veronica Gagliano, Ann Gedemer, Girl Scout Troup 9113, Moriah Gomez, Arael Gomez, Patrice Hall, Grace Hamilton, Kelly Hausknecht, Ann Henkes, Kendra Hoffman, Hayden Hoffman, Lillian Holland, Ben Holland, Isabella, Ellie, and Sofiya Jackson and Max Koll, Gabe and Jed Johnson, Tom (Sweet Flame) Johnston, Dorothy Juskevice, Diane Kamm, Cheryl, Collin, and Darren Keopanya, Justin Keopanya, Destiny Klinkhammer, Pat Kroth, Jan Lancelin, Maggie LaRose, Sophie LaRose, Bridget and Chloe Lawless, Laura Leach, Jenn Leach, Monica Leonard, Ian Leonard, Tessa Locklair, Paul and Rob Madsen, Mary Manning, Caylyn Marschke, Maisy Martone, Annabel Martone, Cailey Miller, Brodie Miller, Cathryn Miller, Barb Namowicz, Sarah Nielsen, Sharon and Tom  Nyman, Colleen Oldenburg, Holly Ottum, Bob Ottum, Jenny Pacetti, Debby Peck, Lily Pemble, Colton Pemble, Amy, Ellen and Jim Petersen, Julia Peyton, Nancy Polzin, Lynn Proeber, Madi Racine, Jamie Racine, Nicole K. Reid, Bill Reid, Keely Repinski, Toni Repinski, Ann Richards, Bailey Rigby, Hilary Rinke, Patty Roberson, Kalaya Ross, Diana Rozzoni, Helen and Katherine Savas,  Rachel Grace Schimian, Emily Scholz, Karen F. Scuffham, Julie Sheldon, Holly Skubal, Michelle Slusar and Kay Kunz, Charlene Southworth, Dinah Sparks, Brodie and Tom Spolar, Calvin Spolar, Lee Spolar, Brittany Stalker and Brianna Gesiorski, Colleen Staszewski, Laura and Owen Strange and Heather Buchanan, Brenna Strojinc, Payton Strojinc, Jeff Ternes, Amanda, Mark, Nohra, and Wes Paffrath, Dyan Tishuk, Cynthia Lund Torroll, Olivia Trinidad, Alana Trinidad, Sue Tryba, Veronica Tryba, Dimitrios Tsioutsiopoulos, Koko Tsioutsiopoulos, Kristina Tsioutsiopoulos, Dionisios Tsioutsiopoulos, Gabriel Tsioutsiopoulos, Alexandros Tsioutsiopoulos, Rob Turnbull, Bogey Turnbull, Lily Vaysman, Aubrey Vinney, Patricia Volk, Jann Widuch, Lisa Wilson, Maureen Wolfe

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