Onekama Artists Featured at the Ramsdell

Phil and Susan Joseph announce “Joseph Works,” an exhibition of new paintings. The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts opens Hardy Hall on Friday, July 24 from 12pm – 3pm. It’s free for patrons, but they must make a reservation online at (click BUY TICKETS).

The Joseph’s have had a lifetime commitment to making and teaching art. The show brings together a group of works very different in concept and approach, but with the shared interest in the craft of painting. Each piece arrives with layers of story and meaning wrapped in the mystery of the creative process. Their artistic vision is supported by continual dialogue and critique. Phil Joseph, co-presenter of Joseph Works said, “Susan and I have not shown together for a long time. It is an extremely satisfying experience to co-present a show in this beautiful space.”



My recent paintings have been wandering between two very different paths.  The landscape paintings are inspired by the visual beauty of my surroundings.  The other paintings are a different kind of landscape, one that explores the inner mind and imagination and happen through a spontaneous, messy, and intuitive process. 


The sources of my work are largely rooted in textiles, metalwork and carvings from cultures around the world.  The texture and pattern of natural forms enhanced by color and design are the visual components of my gouache paintings.  The interplay of symmetry and positive-negative space leads to compositions that reflect past artistic traditions.


Joseph Works will run from Friday, July 24 through Friday, September 25. The gallery will be open on Fridays from 12pm – 3pm. More information can be found at