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Racine, WI    March 27, 2015

The RAM 6th Annual International PEEPS Art Exhibition Better Than Ever!



Within the pristine white walls of the Racine Art Museum, an untraditional exhibition showcasing fluffy, sugar-coated marshmallow PEEPS is open through Sunday, April 12. The RAM 6th Annual International PEEPS Art Exhibition features 88 entries that demonstrate the talent of over 104 artists. Visitors will discover creations such as PEEPerweight featuring a hand-blown glass PEEP, Peepwee Herman's Playhouse, and an entry from a local Racine business entitled Lakeview Pharmacy Peepscription.


2015 First PEEP - Adult Category
Ann Burke, Dr. Peep

Felt, clay, wood, and paint

Photography: Jessica Z Schafer


During the Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 26, Bruce W. Pepich, RAM Executive Director and Curator of Collections, hosted the awards presentation to honor the most accomplished artists in this competition. In addition to Pepich, judges included John Dickert, Mayor, City of Racine; Roger C. Dower, President, The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread; and 2014 RAM Fellowship Recipient Diane Levesque, Director of the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art and Assistant Professor of Art, Carthage College.

Congratulations to:

First Peep - Adult Category  
Ann Burke, Dr. Peeps
First Peep - Under 12 Category 
Gabe and Jed Johnson, The Early Peep Gets the Worm 


First Peep - Family/Group/Organization Category 
Bob and Holly Ottum, Old Peep in a Shoe

First Prize - Mayors Award
Colton Pemble, Battle of Hoth
Visitors to the museum are encouraged to vote for their favorite PEEPS work of art to decide who will take home the coveted PEEPles Choice Award. Voting continues through Sunday, April 12. 


Exhibitions are made possible at Racine Art Museum by: Platinum Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, SC Johnson, Windgate Charitable Foundation.


The RAM 6th Annual International PEEPS Art Exhibition is made possible at Racine Art Museum by: PEEPS Patrons - Dorothy Constantine, Katie Gingrass, Kewpee Sandwich Shop, Bruce W. Pepich and Lisa Englander, Mary and Bill Walker, Jim and Cherry Wardrip, Nancy Wheeler; PEEPS Prize Providers - Apple Holler, Borzynski's Farm & Floral Market, Copacetic, Divino Gelato Café, Downtown Racine Corporation, Funky Hannah's, Harbor Lite Yacht Club, Hot Shop Glass, Jimmy John's, Just Born, Inc., Lakeview Pharmacy, Malicki's Piggly Wiggly, Maruca Design, Mark Nielsen Family, Northern Lights Gallery, Office of the Mayor - City of Racine, Pick n' Save - Mount Pleasant North, The Racine Zoological Society, Red Onion Café, Salute Italian Restaurant, Seebeck Gallery, Sugar Shack Sweet Shoppe, Uncorkt, Vero International Cuisine.

Together, the two campuses of the Racine Art Museum, RAM in downtown Racine at 441 Main Street and the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts at 2519 Northwestern Avenue, seek to elevate the stature of contemporary crafts to that of fine art by exhibiting significant works in craft media with painting, sculpture and photography, while providing outstanding educational art programming.

Docent led contemporary craft and architectural tours of the museums are available. Both campuses of the Racine Art Museum, are open to the public Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and are closed Mondays, Federal holidays and Easter. RAM is open Sunday Noon - 5:00 pm, while Wustum is closed Sundays. An admission fee of $5 for adults, with reduced fees for students and seniors, applies at RAM. Admission to Wustum is free. Members are always admitted without charge to either campus.

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Jessica Z Schafer

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