Dr. James was former chairperson of the art department.  In 1978, he created the JMU Summer Art Education Program.

He is one of the founding members of OASIS, "Our Art Space In the Shenandoah Valley," which opened in 2000 in downtown Harrisonburg.  OASIS s a collective gallery, exhibiting and selling the work of approximately 40 artists.  The co-op is a non-profit, so remianing profits of sales go to keep the gallery running.  James focuses on ceramics since his retirement from JMU.

Read a Professors-You-Love article about Dr. Phil James.

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