Staff Bios

Cannon Beach Arts Association Staff

Cara Mico, Program Director – Cara attended Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California, holds a B.S. degree from Oregon State University in Watershed Restoration Science and Policy, and is currently attending the University of Oregon for a Masters in Arts Administration and Nonprofit Management, expected June 2018, where she is researching accessibility and equity in arts programming. She is passionate about making art accessible to all and enjoys living on the Oregon coast, where she has made her home for almost 15 years and is excited to serve as Program Director for the Cannon Beach Arts Association where she brings her experience in planning and management to an organization whose mission is strongly aligned with her own. As an artist she understands the importance of the creative outlets and hopes to grow the Associations capacity to bring art opportunities to Oregon’s north coast.


Meagan Sokol, Arts Education Director – Meagan began painting at the age of 3 with ample encouragement from her creative family and a natural intuition for making art as part of health and healing. She has continued to pursue arts in several creative arenas after receiving her bachelors of arts degree in Visual and Performing Arts, Art History and Psychology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and her masters of arts degree in Art Therapy and Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, Boulder. She has worked with preschoolers, teens and families as a licensed art therapist and currently teaches workshops locally. She manages the CBAA workshop program as well as the Summer Art Camp.


Summer Sonder, CBAA Intern – Summer grew up in the outskirts of Dallas, Texas. She attends Collin college, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Art History and Art theory. She is an aspiring artist, and likes to engage in various creative outlets in her free time. She relocated to the Oregon coast in September by a serendipitous series of events. Summer is the current cannon beach arts associations 2017 – 2018 intern. Email:



Cannon Beach Arts Association
PO Box 684
Cannon Beach, OR 97110