Peep Show 2013

Awards Presented at Hartwick’s Annual Peep Show

April 11, 2013

Peep fans hailing from the Hartwick and Oneonta communities alike gathered on Friday, April 5 in the foyer of the Anderson Center for the Arts to partake in the College's annual "Peep Show." 

This year's event was sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History at Hartwick College and Hartwick's student art organization, ARTistocracy. To celebrate the arrival of spring and the unique confection, all members of the college and surrounding communities were welcome to create a work of art representing, interpreting, celebrating, or analyzing the infamous marshmallow treat.

Peep Show Judge and Hartwick College Professor of Art Katharine Kreisher determined the following winners from this year's submissions:

  • Best in Show award to Hartwick College Associate Professor of Art & Art History Joseph Von Stengel for "Peep Glitch"
  • Peeple's Choice award to the Hartwick College Marketing and Communications Department for "Peepshi"
  • Most Unique award to Shiela O'Brien '16 and Alexis Wilde '16 for "Hanipeeps"
  • Most Disturbing award to Danielle Alesi for "Shame"
  • Best Pop Culture Reference award to Madeline Pudelka, Ben Pudelka and Hana Weier for "Harlem Shake, Miami Peep Edition"
  • Best Art History Reference award to Derek Rexford '14 for "Peep Mondrian"
  • Most Edible award to the Hartwick College Marketing and Communications Department for "Peepshi"
  • Most Adorable award to Colleen Davis '15 for "Knitz Peepz"
  • Most Outrageous award to Hartwick College Professor of Art History Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ayer for "Peep Hole"
  • Most Conceptual award resulted in a tie between Rachel Curtis '14 for "Lack Thereof" and Irene Szarek '16 for "Sugar Free"
  • Most Humorous award to Hartwick College Purchasing Manager Marilyn Nienart for "Pawn Stars"
  • Most Peeps Exploited award to Kim DeMartino '12 and Julie Cassese Valentine '13 for "Pwreath"
  • Best Technical Ability award to Krista Esposito for "Mega Peeps"
  • Most Macabre award to Karla Paul '15 for "Peep Cereal Murderer"
  • Peep Positive award to Caitlin Brislin for "Give 'Peep' a Chance"

"It was an incredibly fun event that really showcased Hartwick's relationship with the Oneonta community," said Hartwick College ARTistocracy Society Secretary Alexandra Wood '14 of this year's show. "It was a great opportunity to gather everyone and celebrate spring in a silly way. I look forward to next year's Peep Show and to ARTistocracy society's ongoing involvement in it." 

For more images from this year's Peep Show, visit the official Hartwick College Facebook page at

For more information on the show, contact Ayer at 607-431-4826 or

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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