2017 TCA Convention Headliner

Julie Varholdt





Julie Varholdt, also known as Lovely Buttons, Miss Beulah Pearl, Woo~man and many more zany characters, has been clowning now for 25 years in sunny Arizona. Sharing the art of Clowning is a passion of hers that she would like to inspire you with.


She was honored to be the World Clown Association 2010 Clown of the Year, and first ever Clowns of America International 2010 Best in Clown. Teaching, entertaining and traveling around the USA and internationally has been a dream come true for her with all the amazing countries she has visited and the incredible people she has met.

Julie currently owns and operates “Lovely Buttons Productions, a clown based business that serves the greater Phoenix area with entertainers of all kinds.


Julie was the Alley & Regional Support Director for COAI for two years and is currently the Executive Vice President of COAI.


She writes for several entertainment magazines, is an author of books and DVDs, has her own line of Clown T-Shirts and is an all-around fun lady! Julie is one of the lucky few who can say “I love what I do, and do what I love.”