Newly formed 501(c)3 Organization, Farley's Friends, has announced the appointment of Rochester, NY art dealer and philanthropist, Steven C. Argento, to their Board of Directors.
Business leader, philanthropist, gallery owner and publisher of fine art, Steven Argento grew up in Rochester NY, attending Rochester Institute of Technology. The father of two girls, Grace and Julia, the City of Rochester resident is a veteran of the United States Army, where he served overseas in Europe, South Korea and in support of Operation Just Cause (U.S. Invasion of Panama) as a Combat Military Police Officer.
Argento has an extensive 20 year experience as a community leader and business owner, serving on various non profit boards, community fundraising committees and business councils over the past two decades.
As agent for internationally recognized artist Ramón Santiago, and later owner of the Ramón Santiago Studio™ in Rochester NY, Argento and his businesses represent the works of Santiago, managing a client base of thousands of collectors. The Studio specializes in publishing, selling and appraising fine art originals and prints from the Estate of Ramón Santiago℠ catalog.
In addition to his role in the Ramón Santiago Studio, Argento founded S.C. Fine Art, a fine art publishing and art consulting company specializing in artist development, representation and sales. He has successfully promoted over 30 internationally recognized artists, developing and implementing fine art exhibitions and collector driven marketing, sales and merchandising ventures.
His philanthropic fundraising activities have earned Argento numerous awards throughout his professional career. Through the creation of fine art driven strategic partnerships and capital fundraising projects, his oversight and involvement has raised over $1MM for the Rochester non-profit community. Organizations benefiting from his leadership and philanthropy range from the Al Sigl Community of Agencies, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, ArtWALK and the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester to Camp Good Days, Easter Seals and the Veterans Outreach Center.