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
Vicki Garrett, Vice President

Vicki Garrett - Vice President - Temporary Co 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 - Temporary Co President

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

Gina McCauley, Board Member

Gina McCauley - Board Member 

Gina has lived in Ocean Shores for Almost two 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

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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

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Kelly Stacey - Board Member
Kelly moved to Ocean Shores from Portland in March 2021 after retiring from 10 years in Public Health with the State of Oregon and 25 years in investment manage-ment. Making handwoven beaded jewelry is her greatest joy, then traveling with her husband and walks on the beach with her rescue dog, Stinky. Moving to a small town from a big city was a huge change, and Kelly was happily surprised by how much she loves being in Ocean Shores.

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Tim Rossow - Board Member
Tim is semi-retired and enjoying the beach life in Ocean Shores. He travels the country and the world for his work as a fund-raiser for Lutherans in Africa which provides many photo ops for painting. His preferred subject matter however, is the Pacific Northwest coastline within an hour either way of his home. Tim has painted watercolors for 50 years. 

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Karen Fox - Board Member
Karen is an oil painter.  She started painting in 1997 when she took a "plein air" landscape class from the Art Students League of Denver. In 2000, Karen moved from Colorado to Vashon Island, Washington, and in 2021 to Ocean Shores, Washington. "I chose oils as my medium because I love the way they smell and their buttery softness; I like the way it feels when I spread paint on a canvas and I enjoy the feeling of that stretched canvas as it first gives to the pressure of my hand and then gently springs back as I pull my hand away.”