A curated online market full of items from selected regional artists, tailored to be reflective of the moment. We are starting small and focusing for now entirely on functional items and artwork meant to comfort and inspire. A core part of RAM is supporting artists to empower artists to make functional items that build their capacity for earned income and economic resilience. RAM artists receive a full 70% of every sale. This means, when you purchase from RAM, you are directly supporting artists and vibrant creative communities. Browse through our collection of handmade masks, scarves, bags, cards, prints, and apparel and help empower regional artists with your purchase. Happy shopping!
Painted Desert Face Mask by Jolonzo Goldtooth.
DESIGNER FACE MASK: Southwestern/Native American
COMFORT: Made from 100% cotton, this soft face mask has excellent breathability while preventing the inhalation of dust, pollen, spray, and other fine particles in the air
REUSABLE: With an outer shell and a layer of cotton inside, the mask is designed to be washed so that undesirable particles do not build up in the mask, HANG DRY ONLY.
WEAR IT ANYWHERE: Can be worn when going to the store, walking in the park, at work or school, and when riding a bike or walking the dog
MATERIALS: The shell is 100% cotton, and the lining is 100% ringspun cotton. Contoured Nose Design with wired fixture to adjusted to face. Two Loose Elastics that can be knotted to fit desirable tightness to face.
A Native to New Mexico, Jolonzo Guy-Goldtooth is of Dine´(Navajo) Tribal descent from the Southwest region of the United States. Goldtooth is the Creative Fashion Director of the design line that is JG-Indie, which is a Native American Urban Fashion Collection. A self taught designer, he pays tribute to the strong Navajo Women & Elders in his life.
RAM is a new program of the San Diego Art Institute, launched in response to the impact of COVID-19 on creative industries.
As the only contemporary cultural institution in Balboa Park, the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) nurtures the creation of groundbreaking art by providing a dedicated exhibition space for the artistic talent that resides in Southern California and Northern Baja to collaborate, exhibit, and thrive.
Through high quality, interactive programming, educational initiatives, and exhibitions, SDAI promotes cultural equity and artistic enrichment within our community and enables diverse audiences to interact with art and artists in meaningful ways.
RAM’s debut was made possible through a grant from U.S. Bank.
Learn more about SDAI at sandiego-art.org