Debby Peck
Octopeep, 2023
PEEPS®, papier mâché, balloon, foil, wire, air dry clay, foam, latex paint, and found objects
Photography: Tyler Potter

RAM 15th Annual International PEEPS® Art Exhibition

March 21 – April 13, 2024
at Racine Art Museum

The fifteenth edition of this popular, non-traditional exhibition will showcase many pieces made from or inspired by colorful PEEPS® Brand Candies created by artists from around the country.

Curating an exhibition that showcases PEEPS® artwork is somewhat unexpected for a museum. However, the concept of working with unusual materials is supported by RAM’s mission to exhibit, collect, preserve, and educate in the field of contemporary craft—a subset of art that focuses on handmade work created traditionally from ceramic, fiber, glass, metal, polymer, and wood. Artists consistently push material boundaries, so the idea that they sometimes utilize and experiment with materials produced for purposes other than art-making can be seen throughout RAM’s exhibitions and many works in the museum’s permanent collection—the largest contemporary craft collection in North America.

Entries must be dropped off on Friday, March 8 or Saturday, March 9, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, or shipped to arrive no later than Thursday, March 7, at Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Wisconsin, 53403, along with attached entry form. Please label any shipments to the attention of Emily Nichols. Prepaid postage must be included if you want return shipping.

More About the Exhibition

Call for Artists and Entry Form

RAM 15th Annual International PEEPS® Art Exhibition

March 21 – April 13, 2024
at Racine Art Museum
Debby Peck
Octopeep, 2023
Peeps®, papier mâché, balloon, foil, wire, air dry clay, foam, latex paint, and found objects
Photography: Tyler Potter

The fifteenth edition of this popular, non-traditional exhibition will showcase many pieces made from or inspired by colorful PEEPS® Brand Candies created by artists from around the country.

Curating an exhibition that showcases PEEPS® artwork is somewhat unexpected for a museum. However, the concept of working with unusual materials is supported by RAM’s mission to exhibit, collect, preserve, and educate in the field of contemporary craft—a subset of art that focuses on handmade work created traditionally from ceramic, fiber, glass, metal, polymer, and wood. Artists consistently push material boundaries, so the idea that they sometimes utilize and experiment with materials produced for purposes other than art-making can be seen throughout RAM’s exhibitions and many works in the museum’s permanent collection—the largest contemporary craft collection in North America.

Entries must be dropped off on Friday, March 8 or Saturday, March 9, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, or shipped to arrive no later than Thursday, March 7, at Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Wisconsin, 53403, along with attached entry form. Please label any shipments to the attention of Emily Nichols. Prepaid postage must be included if you want return shipping.

More About the Exhibition

Call for Artists and Entry Form

Sample of Work from Previous Exhibitions

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Exhibitions at RAM are made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors

The Estate of Karen Johnson Boyd
David Charak
Judith and David Flegel Fund
Ron and Judith Isaacs
Nicholas and Nancy Kurten
Racine Community Foundation logo
Windgate Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

City of Racine’s Grow Racine Grant
Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Ruffo Family Foundation
Ruth Arts Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Anonymous
Tom and Irene Creecy
Richard and Patricia Ehlert
Trio Foundation of St. Louis
W.T. Walker Group, Inc.
Wisconsin Arts Board

Silver Sponsors

Anonymous
Baird
Beta Diagnostic Labs
A.C. Buhler Family
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Jim Harris
Sharon and Tom Harty
Horizon Retail Construction, Inc.
Lise Iwon
J. Jeffers & Co.
Johnson Financial Group
Dorothy MacVicar
Jan Serr and John Shannon

Bronze Sponsors

Ellen and Joseph Albrecht
Andis Foundation
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Dave’s Wine Garage
Educators Credit Union
Express Employment Professionals
Bill and Debbie Keland
Susan Manalli
Jean and Alex Mandli, Jr.
The Prairie School
Cathy Stanghellin
Twin Disc, Inc.

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