RAM presents an untraditional exhibition—now in its twelfth year—showcasing art made from or inspired by fluffy, sugarcoated marshmallow PEEPS®. This year’s exhibition features 138 entries that demonstrate the talent of more than 170 artists from across the country.
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. While the seasonal candies are still the most common material, the twelfth anniversary show also includes pieces made in a variety of other media. For the most part, anything goes, as long as it represents PEEPS®, is family friendly, and adheres to the exhibition’s size requirements.
Submissions to the RAM 11th Annual International PEEPS Art Exhibition in 2020 were on display throughout multiple galleries in the museum to promote safe social distancing. This year, the show returns to its traditional exhibition space—with a limited capacity of 15 people at one time, and social distancing guidelines alongside the museum’s existing safety protocols.
ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Antioch, IL: Nancy Gaynor, Beth Marshall; Appleton: Fisher Morrill; Brookfield: Brady Heisman; Burlington: Casey Kemper; Caledonia: Georgia Averkamp, Harrison Averkamp, Jason Averkamp, Veronica Averkamp; Cedarburg: Owen Patneaude; Chicago, IL: Jennifer Klesman, Elizabeth Peterson, Loretta Peterson; Colgate: Alexandros Tsioutsiopoulos, Dionisios Tsioutsiopoulos, Konstantina Tsioutsiopoulos, Kristina Tsioutsiopoulos; Edgerton: Kelly Hausknecht; Elkhorn: Bridget Sherman; Fairfield, IA: Cynthia Simos; Franksville: Sarah Lescher, Autumn Madsen, Nyimah Zavaleta; Grayslake, IL: Jenny Avery, Adrienne Fosberg, Michael Fosberg; Green Bay: Connie Bruner; Greenfield: Therese Kroll; Hales Corner: Jimmy Bornemeier; Hartland: Debby Peck; Janesville: Deborah Perrino; Kansasville: Celeste Guthman, Jennifer Guthman, Wendy Usher; Kenosha: Marie Christenson, Rachel Graham, Linda Noggle, Karen Stanlaw, Heidi Voelz, Kendra Voelz, Mel Westmeyer; Lake Forest, IL: Patricia Colby Gulbranson; Lindenhurst, IL: Meg Gruchot; Machesney Park, IL: Emma Buczkiewicz; Madison: Holly Bopf, Susan Cohen, Marc Wollman; Milwaukee: Cookie Anderson, Jean Berens, Anne Bernard-Pattis, Abbey Bornemeier, Elm Creative Arts School, Kate Fons, Michelle Hobson, Alexis Kiedrowski, Bridget King, Hannah Lybeck-Smoak, David Nickel, Alyssa Radke, Re Re, Nick Schroeder, Julie Serbiak, Liz Siercks, Katlyn Vicencio, Aden Weisser, Quinn Weisser; Moraga, CA: Laura Elder; Mount Pleasant: Sue Buhler-Maki, Benaiah Hasseldahl, Josiah Hasseldahl, Micah Hasseldahl, Diane Kamm, Sharon Nyman, Ann Richards; Muskego: Elizabeth Niklewicz, Emily Proeber, Lynn Proeber; Naperville, IL: Rebecca Nyman; New Berlin: Gale Lavota; Oak Creek: Betsy Moore; Oelwien, IA: Bridget Frank; Pewaukee: Holly Skubal, Mike Skubal; Pisgah Forest, NC: Carol Preston; Pleasant Prarie: Brian Boehm, Carol Boehm, Liz Shanahan; Poplar Grove, IL: Adelyn Richard; Port Washington: Joya Locklair, Michael Locklair, Sam Locklair, Tessa Locklair Racine: Kate Alphs, Susan Buhler, Ann Burke, Careers Industries, Leslie Carver, Loryn Dittlof, Aiden Dunn, Spencer Dunn, Stella Dunn, Mr. Glitter, Laura Grayson, Steve Grayson, Lisa Hansen, Amber Hardy, Lisa Louise KC, Korinthia Klein, Alex Marek, Caleb Meekma, Jason Meekma, Anny Mouse, Bob Ottum, Holly Ottum, Amanda Cosgrove Paffrath, The Prairie School Glass Studio Class—Holly Wolf-Mattick, Sydney Carpenter, Fallico, Ruby Flynn, Garrett Ford, Gabby Gumina, Kennedi Hamilton, Parker Kohl, Sophia Lawler, Beerat Mangat, Isabella Norante, Jaclyn Palmer, Alaina Pessin, Tim Peterson, Vincent Praeflke, Simon Trocke, Susannah Ulrich, and Keep Williams; Bill Reid, Steve Rhoden, Patty Roberson, Kristin Salvhus, Mason Santalucia, Vicki Schmitz, Kathy Simon, Cailin Simpkins, Alex Solodio, Jeremy Topczewski, Georgina Vallejos, Pam Vallejos, Jami Van Brocklin, Jon Van Brocklin, Ronin Van Brocklin, Allison Werner, Dan Werner, Kendall Werner, Jeffrey Zimmer, Joe Zimmer, Nicole Zimmer; Rockford, IL: Madalynn Bounds, Greg Haut, Abbey Neubert, Olivia Stram, Savanna Swisher; St. Francis: Mae Timmerman; South Beloit, IL: Ivy Castilo; Sturtevant: Carson Bakke, Jensen Bakke; Verona: Anna Christensen, Cheryl Christensen, Madeline Moroney, Charlotte Moroney; Sun Prairie: Annabel Greiveldinger; Trevor: Dale Mellor; Wales: Ashley Rewolinski, Racine Symphony Orchestra; Wauwatosa: Beatrix Leach, Sylvie Leach, Jeff Ternes, Amy Witteman, West Allis: Grayson Buettner, Story Buettner; West Bend: Roxanna Aldstadt, Jon Easley; Whitefish Bay: Jessica Del Rosario, Jewish Community Center—Kochavim’s Pre-School Class, Isabelle Russel; Winthrop Harbor, IL: Elizabeth Spannraft