Sierra Blumenthal '16 standing next to her prize-winning Peep Show entry: "After Gauguin's The Yellow Christ"

Awards Presented at Hartwick’s Annual Peep Show

April 28, 2014

Peep fans hailing from the Hartwick and Oneonta communities alike gathered on Friday, April 25 in the foyer of the Anderson Center for the Arts building on campus to partake in the College's annual "Peep Show." 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, defacing, mocking, celebrating, or analyzing the infamous marshmallow treat.

Guest Juror Dr. Leesa Rittelmann, associate professor of art history at SUNY-Fredonia, determined the following winners from this year's submissions:

Best in Show (chosen by the judge): Sierra Blumenthal '16After Gauguin's The Yellow Christ
Peeple's Choice (chosen by popular vote): Sierra Blumenthal '16After Gauguin's The Yellow Christ
Classiest: Rachel and Diane Hamblin, Peep Lake
Most Mailable: Professor of Art History Betsey AyerPeep Notes
Most Breakable: Andrew Berkey, The Fragile Peep
Most Annoyingly Hummable: Donna Otello, One Eyed, One Horned, Flying Purple Peep Eater
Longest Institutional Memory Peep: Associate Director of Student Success Jane BachmanGhosts of Peep Shows Past
The First Annual Cindy Sherman Award: Kevin Q. Gray '01Untitled Peep Stills
Best Game Reference: Dylan Brislin, Angry Peeps
Happiest Peep: Caitlyn Brislin, Peep-aisy
The Definition of Love: Associate Director of Communications for Publications Jennifer StewartLove is Love
Best Canadian Peep: Purchasing Manager Marilyn NienartJustin Peeper's Arrest
Most Head-scratching: Winston Galt '17Hail Pep!
Your Mom Made That: Professor of Art History Betsey AyerArt Stone and His Peeps
Moldiest: Maxwell Holden '15 and Colleen Davis '15Painting Circle Snacks
Most Scatological: Kim Shults, Peep Poop
Most Vengeful: Robert Payne '16Peepzilla on Easter Island
Best Yarn Bombed Peep: Lizbeth Gonzales, Little Bo Peep
Sweetest Nursery Rhyme: Integrated Multimedia Specialist Alison Dodge '05Little Bo Peep
Laziest Nursery Rhyme: Alison Albrecht '15Little Bo Peep
Most Caramelized: Maxwell Holden '15Punishment for Peeping
Highest Altitude Peep: Elizabeth Greco '14Macchu Peepchu
Best Conceptual Work: Lauren Hess '16Packaged Peeps
Lumpiest: Maxwell Holden '15Dogu Peep Warrior
Most Marvel-ous: Nate Kuhlman and Ben Seeley, Agents of Shield
Least Submerged: Leanne Schmadtke '15The Physical Impossibility of Sugar in the Mind of a Peep
George Lucas Award: Garrett Seeley, Peep Wars

For more images from the event, visit the Hartwick College Facebook page at For more information on the 2014 Peep 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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