Award-winning St. Louis writer-photographer CB Adams has been named a Missouri Arts Council Featured Artist

Since the Missouri Arts Council founded the Missouri Featured Artists Program in December 2020, they have highlighted nearly 170 imaginative makers from throughout the state – painters, pencil artists, sculptors, dancers, singers, instrumental musicians, poets, novelists, filmmakers, ceramicists, jewelry artists, glass artists, and many more who create in myriad other ways.


The Council has recognized Adams before when he received the state’s (now defunct) top literary prize, the Missouri Writers’ Biennial, in 1995. That same year, the Riverfront Times named him “St. Louis’ Most Under-Appreciated Writer.”

“Bonfire of the Verities” photo by C.B. Adams

His photography has been shown in more than 35 galleries throughout the United States, including New York City, Boston, New Orleans and Sacramento and published in numerous magazines and journals. He is currently working to turn his project True North, a decade-long photographic examination of North St. Louis, into a solo show and monograph.

His short stories have appeared in more than 13 literary journals. His non-fiction has been published in local, regional and national publications. He is a former music/arts editor and feature writer for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.

In addition to his lifestyle blog, Life On Snob Hill, Adams is a theater, music, dance and reviewer for Poplifestl and KDHX and a member of the St. Louis Theater Critics Circle.

Examples of all of his work are available at


“Cloak” photo by C.B. Adams
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