The Oklahoma City Arts Commission was created to advise the City Council on artistic, cultural and aesthetic matters to ensure the City will be attractive and culturally rich.

The Commission is comprised of 15 members, appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Six members serve at large. The Arts Council of Oklahoma City and the Allied Arts Foundation are each represented by one member. Three members are professional artists, performers and/or architects. Four members represent other arts and cultural organizations.

The Commission meets on the third Monday of every month at 4 p.m.  When checking the meeting calendar, if the meeting is listed as CANCELLED, please further review the calendar in the event a SPECIAL MEETING is scheduled instead.


Chair Liz Eickman
Director of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund 

Vice Chairman John Seward 

Secretary Paul Sweeney 
Visual Art Instructor, Classen School of Advanced Studies 

Allison Bailey 
Retail Consultant 

Scott Booker 
CEO, Academy of Contemporary Music at University of Central Oklahoma 

Bryon Chambers 
Assistant Curator of Education, Oklahoma City Museum of Art 

Teresa "Terri" Cooper 
Retired, Legal Counsel

Peter Dolese 
Executive Director of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City 

Gary Good 
Founder of Gary Good Entertainment and Speakers Bureau 

James Hasenbeck 

Steve Hill 
Chief of Staff to Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett

Steven Kovash 
National Acquisition Manager, EPA 

James Loftis 
Owner, James Loftis Architects 

Krystal Yoseph 
Account Director, Bumbershoot PR

Michael Owens 
Community Development Director, Alliance of Economic Development (OKC)