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!
Sunny San Diego California native, Teanna "T." Woods Okojie, has created a special and unique way of integrating her love for children & families through photography. With a heart for social change and passion for ethical representation in Documentary and Humanitarian Photography. Teanna's visual focus remains within; Non-Profit storytelling, Cultural preservation, Cultural diversity, and accurate representation of minorities and marginalized populations.
Beginning her early stages of photography in high school, as a sophomore. Teanna later attended Brooks Institute receiving her Bachelor's degree in Still Professional Photography & Commercial Advertising. She is traditionally trained in film photography and development, darkroom printing and digital photography. She received early recognition for her work entering local state and county fairs, placing first and second amongst her peers.
After graduating from Brooks Institute, Teanna pursued a career in Editorial children's and teen's fashion. Which later evolved into documentary/humanitarian photography, still focused on children and families. She also began teaching photography to adults and children in the United States and overseas. Her work has been exhibited throughout Los Angeles, Brooklyn, New York City, South & West Africa.
Teanna is currently working domestically & internationally. Her current project locations include extensive work throughout the continent of Africa, continued photographic series in Lagos, Nigeria.
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