Artists Advisory Committee

The Artists Advisory Committee is an all-volunteer group of working artists that advocate for local artists and support the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. They provide recommendations and undertake special projects. Those recommendations may include projects, events, services and programs that support artists’ careers and elevate the arts in Hillsborough County. The committee has designated the annual FIVE by FIVE event as their priority project.

The committee consciously seeks members from a wide range of the arts disciplines to represent artists in all areas of the county. Membership is through application which must be approved by the Arts Council Board of Directors. Once accepted, member terms are three years. Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of each month and open to the public.

Interested in membership? Download the application and email it along with a copy of your professional artist resume to


The Artists Advisory Committee serves to advise the Arts Council of Hillsborough County on behalf of artists of all disciplines residing in Hillsborough County. The Artists Advisory Committee is committed to improving resources, programs and funding to benefit artists residing in Hillsborough County. — adopted 2/6/2013


  • Liz Hollister, musician – Chair
  • Stacey Goode, dance
  • Candace Knapp, sculptor, painter, writer
  • Sam Koppelman, musician
  • Roberta Schofield, visual arts, photography
  • Marc Seidenberg, visual arts, photography
  • Terri Simons, Arts Council staff liasion, visual artist


  • FIVE by FIVE exhibition and performance nights at the Tampa Museum of Art
  • Day of the Dead
  • Tapas
  • Townhall meetings with artists