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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 Bryon Chambers
Manager of Learning, Oklahoma Museum of Art

Vice Chair Allison Bailey
Urban Retail Specialist, Price Edwards & Company

Krystal Yoseph
Commission Advocate

Liz Eickman
Director of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund

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

Teresa "Terri" Cooper 
Retired, Legal Counsel

James Hasenbeck 

Steve Hill 
Chief of Staff to Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt

Steven Kovash 
National Acquisition Manager, EPA 

James Loftis 
Owner, James Loftis Architects 

Michael Owens

Executive Director of the Ralph Ellison Foundation

Meg Salyer

President & CEO of Accel Financial Staffing

John Seward


Paul Sweeney
Visual Arts Instructor, Classen School of Advanced Studies

Jabee Williams