BEAD ARTIST HALL OF FAME

The Beads of Courage Bead Artist Hall of Fame was established in February 2013 during the 10-year anniversary celebration for Beads of Courage, Inc. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognize the contributions of bead artists in support of the mission of Beads of Courage, Inc.

The bead artist community is critical to the sustainability of the Beads of Courage organization. Bead artists contribute in significant ways and provide incredible service to the organization including:

  • Ongoing donations of beads for programs 
  • Support for Beads of Courage, Inc. signature fundraisers in their community with engagement of community supporters for fundraising success
  • Are a source of significant encouragement for Beads of Courage member children and families through various organizational initiatives
  • Support the awareness activities of Beads of Courage, Inc. through innovative communication strategies
  • Make financial or other in-kind donations that support the sustainability of the organization

Nominations for Hall of Fame candidates are accepted throughout the year by Beads of Courage, Inc. with induction of new members occurring annually during BOC’s Beads, Blues and Beer Festival. Each Beads of Courage Hall of Fame Bead Artist receives a collaborative art award that includes a lampwork bead made by award-winning Hall of Fame artist Margaret Zinser and a wood sculptural piece created by artist Mark Wallis.

To nominate a Bead Artist for the 2022 Hall of Fame, please do the following:

  1. Check the list below to ensure that your nominee is not already in the Hall of Fame
  2. Complete this form 
  • Katie Baum
  • Lillie Bavendam
  • Steven Bay
  • Terry Bendt
  • Debbie Brodsky
  • Andrew Brown
  • Kendra Bruno
  • Jill Buchmann
  • Elizabeth Bunn
  • Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
  • Nikki Carollo
  • Dawn Ceccacci
  • Nanette Chariff
  • Deanna Chase
  • Cheryl Cobern-Browne
  • Donna Conklin
  • Candie Cooper
  • Jeannie Cox
  • Carol Crye
  • Corri Dawn Young
  • Ann Dehoff
  • Audra Delashmutt
  • Penny Dickinson
  • Jean Donaldson
  • Margie Ehlers
  • Ren Farnsworth
  • Melissa Fitzgerald
  • Lezlie Foster
  • Jeannie Galt
  • Vicki Gentry
  • Lillian George
  • Sioux George
  • Lori Greenberg
  • Sandy Gross
  • Kathryn Guler
  • Dorie Guthrie
  • JC Herrell
  • Mallory Hoffman
  • Tammy Honaman
  • Roxanne Hood
  • Susan Hupman
  • Jesse James
  • Sarah James
  • Kim Johnson
  • Lynda Johnson
  • Rashan Jones
  • Kiersten Kern
  • Hannah Kiresuk
  • Marcia Kmack
  • Patricia Lakinsmith
  • Marcy Lamberson
  • Marjorie Langston
  • Julie Levitt
  • Wendy Leys
  • Glenda Long
  • Jill MacKay
  • Jackie Marr
  • Kevin Masiulis
  • Becky Mason
  • Susan Matuszek
  • Deborah Mayne
  • Jodie McDougall
  • Maureen McRorie
  • Laney Mead
  • Donna and Craig Milliron
  • Shauna Mitru
  • Joy Munshower
  • Rhonda Neufeld
  • Kristy Nijenkamp
  • Geoffrey Notkin
  • Tillie O’Kelley
  • Sara Oehler
  • Rae Parry
  • Michelle Pearson
  • Sharon Peters
  • Victoria Plouffe
  • Rae Parry
  • Michelle Pearson
  • Sharon Peters
  • Victoria Plouffe
  • Andrew Pollack
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  • Angie Ramey
  • Diana Rast
  • Eileen Robbins
  • Heather Roscoe
  • Jessica Rutherford
  • Jessi Ryelin
  • Carol Saker
  • Sara Sally LaGrand
  • Caroline Saxon
  • Kris Schaible
  • Maria Schoenenberger
  • Brenda Schweder
  • Heather Sellers
  • Stephanie Sersich
  • Margie Shanahan
  • Robert Simmons
  • Debora Sims
  • Barbara Sosna
  • Diana Spiller
  • Alexandra Spinglaschell
  • Annmarie Stanesa
  • Laura Steadman
  • Tara Steck
  • Raychel Stein
  • Diane Stepanski
  • Katie Stuart
  • Kelli Sweet
  • Deborah Sykes
  • Andrew Thornton
  • Cynthia Thornton
  • Ali Vandergrift
  • Shannon Vickers
  • Jeri Warhaftig
  • Stephanie White
  • Renee Wiggins
  • Lewis Wilson
  • Jolene Wolfe
  • Diane Woodall
  • Eunissa Yancey
  • Ginger Young
  • Margaret Zinser

2021 Inductees:

  • Karen Colaneri (Florida)
  • Karen Crown (Wisconsin)
  • Deb Floros (Arizona)
  • Marlene Hernandez (California)
  • Jessica Hughes (Canada)
  • Judy Lami (Kansas)
  • Mary Brown-Martilik (Arizona)
  • Karen Sherwood (Arizona)
  • Mariana Sniezek (Canada)
  • Rosemary Tams (United Kingdom)
  • Tomoe Tanimura (Japan)
  • Karen Worrell (United Kingdom)