About Us

The Associated Arts of Ocean Shores was incorporated in 1974 to:

  • Promote and organize the visual, literary, and performing arts

  • Promote arts education

  • Inform the community about arts events 

  • Sponsor arts programs and activities

  • Lead and assist in the development of arts programs 

The mission of Associated Arts is to lead and assist individuals and organizations in providing diverse arts education programs and events in our community.

Board Members
Jacqueline Horton, President

Jacqueline Horton - President 

Jacqueline raised her two sons in King County where she had a career in Commercial and Residential Finance. She semi-retired in 2011 and began traveling around the US with her husband for many years, staying in Copalis Beach for the winters. Inspired by the beauty of the ocean, canals and more, they decided to build their new home in Ocean Shores this year. Jacqueline has been creating unique jewelry, ornaments , etc. for the past five years and now has a new studio in her home to work/play in. Contact: presidentjaaos@gmail.com

Vicki Garrett, Vice President

Vicki Garrett - Vice President

Vicki moved to Ocean Shores with her husband and furry Micky two years ago. Making Pottery is her passion. Having a full studio with kiln at her home and living in Ocean Shores gives her such inspiration. She has participated in the Art Splash Studio Tour, the Art Drives Studio Tour and the Fall Gala. With the beautiful Ocean as a backdrop she feels surrounded by nature and quiet reflection. Contact: vicepresidentaaos@gmail.com

Corrine Holden, Treasurer

Corrine Holden - Treasurer

Corrine’s background includes careers in the finance industry as well as higher education. She has masters degrees in business and education. She is retired and lives in Ocean Shores with her husband and two canine companions. Her art form is primarily fiber and you can find her leading a Stitch Meditation group at Beach Tyme Fabric & Crafts every other Monday. She participated in the Art Splash Studio Tour and the Fall Gala. Contact: treasureraaos@gmail.com

Lori Russo, Secretary

Lori Russo - Secretary

Lori recently made Ocean Shores her home, moving here this past summer with her partner and two fur babies. She is a selftaught artist, whose journey began in October 2017. To grow as an artist, upon moving here, Lori got involved with AAOS. The Ocean stirs the heart, inspires imagination, and brings joy. Painting makes her soul happy and if her art can have that same effect on the viewer, then she has succeeded as an artist. Contact: secretaryaaos@gmail.com

Gina McCauley, Board Member

Gina McCauley - Board Member 

Gina has lived in Ocean Shores for Almost 2 years. She has been crafting, in one form or another, most of her life. She retired from consulting to horticultural nursery/greenhouse growers in Western Washington to follow her true passion of making things and playing with color. She is a fiber artist, producing whimsical soft-sculptures called Snooter-doots. They have been sold at art festivals along the west coast for the past 12 years and are available in over 20 boutiques countrywide. Find her Snooter-doots at Fir Mercantile. Contact: board4aaos@gmail.com

Sharon Gochoel, Board Member

Sharon Gochoel - Board Member

Sharon is a glass fusion artist and has lived in Ocean Shores for 13 years. She studied art in college, various art classes and workshops. Her art began in oil, pottery, watercolor and then glass. She found glass in 2006 and has loved working with it. Sharon is a long time member of Associated Arts of Ocean Shores. Her art is displayed at Palette by the Sea in Seabrook, Sidney Museum and Art Gallery in Port Orchard, and Alder Grove Gallery in Aberdeen. Her art can be seen in various festivals throughout the State of Washington. She participates in the Art Splash Studio Tour. Contact: board5aaos@gmail.com

Beth Allos, Board Member

Beth Allos - Board Member

I moved from the Midwest to Ocean Shores in February 2018.  I am a Registered Nurse by profession but have been involved in art all my life.  My love of color and art all started with spirographs, spin art and Shrinky Dinks.  I am currently experimenting with alcohol inks and resins but I have been known to do outdoor furniture made from discarded lumber, stained glass kaleidoscopes and wall hangings, pottery, metalsmithing and jewelry. My work can be found at Alder Grove Gallery in Aberdeen, Octopus Craft, Ocean Shores Interpretive Center and many festivals throughout the year. Contact: board1aaos@gmail.com

Ann Bensley, Board Member

Ann Bensley - Board Member

I retired to Ocean Shores in April of 2021 with my husband and dog. I have been involved in the arts throughout my life and worked as a graphic and user experience designer in the greater Seattle area. I currently draw on my iPad and play violin. I am inspired by the peaceful beauty of Ocean Shores and have felt very welcome by its friendly residents. Contact: webmasteraaos@gmail.com

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Kathleen "Kathi" Hyett - Board Member

I’m 72 years old, married to Roy, and a retired RN (L&D, Neonatal and Pediatrics). Originally from Bonney Lake, WA, I moved to Ocean Shores four years ago. My hobbies include: making jewelry, beading, metal clay art, card making and DOGS -- especially dogs!

Contact: board3aaos@gmail.com