Within the pristine white walls of this award-winning contemporary art museum, RAM presents an untraditional exhibition showcasing fluffy, sugarcoated marshmallow PEEPS® will begin its tenth year within the award-winning contemporary architecture of the Racine Art Museum. This year’s exhibition features 165 entries that demonstrate the talent of over 237 artists from across the country, a number that makes it the largest PEEPS show ever at the museum.
Visitors to the exhibition will again discover pieces made with a variety of media. While the seasonal candies are still the most common material, the 10th anniversary show also includes pieces like The Hope Peep, a PEEPS necklace fashioned in rhinestones and glitter to rival the most recognizable of the British Crown Jewels; Confession of a Carrot Eater crafted in glazed stoneware as a counterpoint to artist Jack Earl’s Carrot Finger, a piece in the museum’s collection; and Greeting from Mount Peepmore!, a celebratory monument to PEEPS expertly sculpted in Styrofoam.
Over the years, many entrants have been become experts in marshmallow candy as a material, using methods like carving, painting, hole punching, gluing, and melting to manipulate PEEPS into incredible shapes. For this show, Richard W. Marklin, Jr. melted a flock of PEEPS to make Raul the Rooster, a realistic barnyard bird; while April Harris and Autumn Kyle assembled the holiday treats into a bust of Black Panther Peeper.
Artists in the Exhibition
Appleton: Fisher Morrill; Caledonia: Matthew Adams, Ben Bixby, Tyler Bunkelman, Megan Grow, Kiera Hassler, Chrissilie Kliest, Trenton Kralovitz, Eli Lindemann, Alexa Mentink, Izaiah Roosen, Jacquie Rouse, Elizabeth Schneider, Carlos Thomas; Chicago, Il: Nancy Martinez, Elizabeth Peterson, Serena Sacco; Colgate: Alexandros Tsioutsiopoulos, Dimitrios Tsioutsiopoulos, Dionisios Tsioutsiopoulos, Gabriel Tsioutsiopoulos, Konstantina Tsioutsiopoulos, Kristina Tsioutsiopoulos; Cudahy: Mary Bahling; Edgerton: Kelly M. Hausknecht; Franklin: Karen Fairbanks, Roberta M. Mashlan, Helen Miller, Grandma Linda Muench, Jameson Muench, Sam Muench; Franksville: Aaron Costic, Josiah Lamberton, Lilly Lamberton, Sally Lamberton, Autumn Madsen, Carolyn Siler, Anik Zuleta; Grafton: Balance, Inc.; Green Bay: Connie Bruner; Greendale: Michele Dambeck; Greenfield: Koy Kunz, Kristin Leguizamon, Laurie Mayer, Michelle Sulas; Hartland: Debby Peck; Kenosha: Wanda Barbour, Denise Bernacki, Dominic Bernacki, Peter Bernacki, John Prince, Paulette Prince, Brenda Roth, Lynda Ryan, St. Catherine Commons Senior Apartments, Brittany Stalker, Patricia Young; Lake Tomahawk: Natalie Skinner, Sara Skinner; Long Grove, IL: Lynn Benson, Marie Roth; Madison: Jenny Mullins, Katrina Samuelson Wardrip; Milwaukee: Cookie Anderson, Jean Berens, Jolie Collins, Deb Dakich, Elm Creative Arts School, Bridget King, Jaylen Kirk, Korinthia Klein, Therese Kroll, Kiera Langworthy, MCFI Life Services, Nick Schroeder, Julie Serbiak, Aden Weisser, Cremona Weisser, Quinn Weisser; Mount Pleasant: Connie Brandt, Sue Buhler-Maki, Karen Chartrand, Aubrey Deschler, Grandma Linda Deschler, Gabriella Deschler, Natalie Deschler, Christine Grochowski, Raymond “Moon” Johnson, Diane Kamm, Angela Koehler, Maxis Koehler, Zak Koehler, Judy Stapleman Kroes, Briella Nelson, Caleb Nelson, Hannah Nelson, Julie Nelson, Ann Richards; Muskego: Chris Proeber, Emily Proeber, Lynn Proeber; Oak Creek: Betsy Moore; Oelwein, IA: Bridget Frank; Paddock Lake: Jody Dowell; Pewaukee: Chloe Skubal, Holly Skubal, Mike Skubal; Pisgah Forest, MI: Carol Preston; Pleasant Prairie: Patty Hall; Port Washington: Joya Locklair, Michael Locklair, Tessa Locklair; Racine: Raineen Allen, Alpha Homes of Wisconsin Group Home, Kate Alphs, Nathan Andis, Sam Baxter, Arev Buchaklian, Haig Buchaklian, John Buchaklian, Melanie Buchaklian, Siroun Buchaklian, Ann Burke, Trinidy Calvary, Careers Industries, Suzette Dallner, Morgan Determan, Emma Donaldson, Julia Donaldson, Lauren Drake, Emily Eitel, Chris Fabio, Sarah Godard, Laura Grayson, Steve Grayson, April Harris, JoAnn Haselhuhn, Tabatha Heieron, Alicia Heintz, Elizabeth Hokason, Peggy Juras, Lisa L. KC, Destiny Klinkhammer, Gretta Knoell, Wendy Knoell, Heidi Korando, Cori Krause, Autumn Kyle, Marshauna Kyles, Jolie Larson, Judy Martin, Vanessa Medrano, Jackson Millin, Dennis Motl, Sr. Jaye Nelson, Sharon Nyman, Jesse Olson, Olympia Brown Church Thursday Art Group, Bob Ottum, Holly Ottum, Amanda Cosgrove Paffrath, Kristen Parrish, Lisa Peters, Ava Pinnow, Brayden Pinnow, Cade Pinnow, Chris Pinnow, Tyler Pinnow, Prairie School Upper School Glass Studio Class, Racine Friendship Clubhouse, Bill Reid, Nicole Reid, Lydiana Remster, Alyssa Roberson, Patty Roberson, Leo Schmitz, Vicki Schmitz, Audrey Schultz, Elise Schultz, Isaac Schultz, Diane Seymour, Talena Shilling, Dallon Shircel, Autumn Sieler, Kathy Simon, Barb Suprak, Abuela Vallejos, Evan Vallejos, Georgina Vallejos, Nathaniel Vallejos, Jenni Veto, Shari Wallin, Onesti Wilkeson-Sanchez, Benjamin Winnen, Holly Wolf-Mattick, Briana Wolfe, Maureen Wolfe, Valerie Wolfe, Marc Wollman, Women of Worth, Savannah Yanakowicz, Zak Yanakowicz, Kenna Zakrzewski, Jeffrey Zimmer, Nicole Zimmer; Rancho Mirage, CA: Robert Tucker; Santa Fe, NM: Grace Siler, Jayne Siler; Shorewood: Ellen Guiseppi, Isabel Johnston, Nikki Kowbel; Spring Grove, IL: Theresa Selepa; Sturgeon Bay: Shaun Estrada, Sophia Estrada; Trevor: Cheryl Flaherty; Twin Lakes: Bev Beyers, Britany Ruder; Union Grove: Joyce Blunck, Laurie Meiland, Kara Olson, Aubreyanna Stanley, Cole Stehling, Marja Stehling, Sydney Stehling; Verona: Charlotte Maroney, Jacob Maroney, Maddie Maroney, Susie Maroney, Todd Maroney; Waterford, MI: Sue Dannenberg, Wauwatosa: Jon Leach, Laura Leach, Richard W. Marklin, Jr., Laurie Stephan, Jeff Ternes; West Allis: Beth Buettner, Buettner Family; Grayson Buettner, Story Buettner; Winthrop Harbor, IL: Elizabeth Spannraft