Experienced in leading broad and diverse groups in the design and production of
community-based site specific public art. Strategic and creative thinker with the ability to identify unique and innovative solutions for challenging situations. Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, community
organizing and presentation skills. Exceptional ability to raise funds and use creativity as a tool for social awareness, educational enrichment, historic preservation, and community development.
Founder/CEO, Reginald C. Adams LLC
• Developed and organized more than 180 community-based public art projects that engage local youth, residents, business leaders and organizational stakeholders.
• Coordinate the implementation of site-specific community art projects in some of Houston’s most historic and underserved communities.
• Collaborate with architects, engineers, designers, artists and community stakeholders indeveloping community-based public art projects.
• Work in a variety of mediums, including but not limited to: tile mosaics; acrylic & oil paint: and steel sculpture.
• Provide multidisciplinary arts instruction to youth and adults.
• Facilitate art-based team building activities for corporate clients, social organizations and schools.
• Public speaker featuring topics on "Creative Economies", "Power of Public Art", "Building Communities Through the Arts" among other art and cultural based topics.
President/CEO, Museum of Cultural Arts Houston, (MOCAH)
• Co-founded MOCAH as a 501(c) 3 non-profit cultural arts corporation in 1999.
• Has led MOCAH to become the leading developer of community-based public art in Houston.
• Raised over $3MM in mural and public art commissions which have provided employment
opportunities to more than 95 professional and emerging artists.
• MOCAH reaches over 4 million Houston youth, residents and visitors through its community based
art outreach programs and projects annually.
President/Land Assemblage Redevelopment Authority (LARA)
• Charter board member of LARA, whose purpose included, without limitation, the acquisition, assemblage, management, marketing, development and disposition of properties that have been acquired by taxing authorities through foreclosure of delinquent ad valorem taxes, including the redevelopment of such properties.
• Directed the organization in the acquisition of over 1,000 chronically tax delinquent properties in Houston's most historic and blighted communities.
• Formulated policy and procedure to transfer and sale properties to community development corporations and affordable housing developers.
• Oversaw the construction of more than 400 affordable homes in urban communities across Houston.
• As board president I oversaw the organization from $0 startup to more than $14million in revenues within a 7 year period.
Artists’ Projects Coordinator, Project Row Houses (PRH)
• Coordinated the bi-annual artists’ installations.
• Curated spring 1999 round of artists’ installations.
• Instructed multidisciplinary arts projects in PRH’s After-School Program.
• Fundraised for the artists’ projects, within the three years of service with PRH I raised over
$150,000 for artists’ projects and installations.
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2010 - present
2010 - present
Community Service & Awards
2018, Cary P. Yates Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement Award, September 15, Houston Area Urban League Guild.
2014, Reginald Charles Adams Day, January 25, Mayor's of the City of Houston
2013, Artist of the Year, Texas Children’s Hospital Making a Mark Exhibition
2012, 40 Under 40, Houston Business Journal
2011, Artist of the Year, Big Brother Big Sister of Greater Houston
2010, Leadership In Action Award, NCI Baker Ripley Public Art Project
2010, Houston Press, MasterMind Award
2009, Museum District Business Alliance, Community Improvement Award
2009, Mayor’s Proud Partner Award, Buckboard Park Mosaic Art Project
2009, Mayor’s Proud Partner Award, Leadership Houston XXVII, This is Houston Mosaic Mural
2009, Mayor’s Proud Partner Award, Kashmere Gardens Multi-Service Center Mural Project
2007, Community Service Award, Northeast Cultural Arts Council
2007, Established Artist Fellowship, Houston Arts Alliance
2007, Group Study Exchange Fellowship, Istanbul Turkey, Rotary International
2006, Certificate of Recognition, Mayor’s Proud Partners Award, Keep Houston Beautiful
2006, Finalist, Save Our History Award, History Channel, Fruits of Fifth Ward Mosaic Mural Project
2005, Honorary Chair, NAACP ACT-SO Awards GALA
2004, Ultimate Artists & Activists Duo, Houston Chronicle
2004, Honorable Mention, Mayor’s Proud Partners Award, Keep Houston Beautiful.
2003, Individual Artists Grant Award, CACHH, mural project with Bruce Elementary School
2002, 1st Place, Mayor’s Proud Partners Award, Keep Houston Beautiful.
2002, Community Service Award, Americorp & Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation.
2002, Individual Artists Grant Award, CACHH, mural project with Phillis Wheatley High School.
2000, Mayor’s Mini-Grant Award, CACHH, mural with Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corp.
2000, Individual Artists Grant Award, CACHH, mural with El Centro De Corazon, Texas Accountants and Lawyersfor the Arts and the City of Houston Mayor’s Office.
1999, Mayor’s Mini-Grant Award, CACHH, mural project with Gregory Lincoln Elementary School.
1999, Individual Artists Grant Award, CACHH, Third Ward mural project.
1995, Individual Artists Grant Award, CACHH, sculpture project with the Depelchin Children’s Center.
Memberships & Affiliations
2013-2014, Community Development Fellow, American Leadership Forum
2012-2013, Center for Houston’s Future Spring Forum
2011-2012, Past-President, Rotary Club of Houston Skyline
2011-present, Alumni, Leadership Houston Class XXVIII
2010-2013, Advisory Board of Directors, Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University
2008-present, Senior Class Fellow, American Leadership Forum
2004-2011, President, Land Assemblage Redevelopment Authority, City of Houston
2003-2006, Commissioner, Municipal Art Commission, City of Houston
2002-2004, Commissioner, Land Redevelopment Committee, City of Houston
2000-2001, Artist Board of Directors, Diverseworks Artspace
1999-2000, Secretary, Board of Directors, Art League of Houston