Third Annual Friends of Ramon Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction
Monday, August 27, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The 3rd Annual Friends of Ramón Golf Tournament & Dinner Auction proudly supports Camp Good Days & Special Times
The mission of Camp Good Days and Special Times is to be internationally recognized
as the premiere service organization that enriches the lives of children, adults, and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life threatening challenges.
Indeed, CGD&ST has many friends whose love and devotion to its mission enriched the lives of those who came to feel the meaning of loneliness. Ramón Santiago was one of those friends. Sharing the love and keeping the faith with CGD&ST, he gave his time, energy and his talent until his passing in December 2001.
Santiago created paintings and posters for Camp Good Days and Special Times’ capital fundraising campaigns including “Good Days and Special Times” in 1982; “Very Special Times” in 1984; “Teddi Bear” in 1987; “Clown,” in 1990; and “Camp Friends,” in 1994 for their 15th Year Anniversary.
This special fundraising golf event by his family and friends continues the tradition of Ramón’s contributions to CGD&ST.
In the interest of preserving Ramón’s philanthropic tradition of happiness through art, our fundraising events serve to provide the money necessary to support the current arts and crafts program and to achieve our goal of building an Arts and Crafts Facility that will bear Ramón Santiago’s name.
Friends of Ramón in association with CGD&ST has raised more than $27,000 over the past two golfing events. We thank you for your continued generosity and look forward to another successful event.
When & Where
SC Fine Art/Ramón Santiago Studio/Frank Argento Studio
SC Fine Art has over 20 years experience representing, exhibiting and publishing dozens of internationally collected fine artists. We have a unique talent for artist development, publishing fine art editions and establishing unique niche and brand recognition for artists. SC Fine Art has also created highly successful strategic fine art promotions for nonprofit or corporate fundraising campaigns. Some of our past clients include American Cancer Society, Camp Good Days and Special Times, Geva Theatre Center, American Heart Association, Veterans Outreach Center, Kodak and Bausch & Lomb.
Rochester, NY’s most famous artist, Santiago and his Studio’s philanthropic legacy has been recognized nationally as a forerunner in creating programs for not for profits generating over a million dollars for local and national charities.
Ramón Santiago was born September 4, 1943 in Rochester, New York and passed away on December 16, 2001. He began painting in 1961, studying art at Rochester Institute of Technology, in addition to serving with the United States Marine Corps from 1965-68. After his discharge from the service, Santiago's professional art career began, exhibiting at galleries and museums all over the world.
Audiences have been drawn to Santiago's unmistakable vision, a figurative style with dramatic fantasy. Elegant portrayals of beautiful women, odd human-like creatures, symbolism, color and recurrent themes create his haunting and enigmatic images. Influenced by Chagall, Dali, Picasso, Pascin and Modigliani, Santiago prefered to work in mixed media and oil on canvas.
Working from his home studio in upstate New York, he creates with charcoal, pastel on paper and oils on canvas. His creativity and talent have earned him more than a dozen awards for excellence in art and design.
Argento began his art career in the sixties while attending Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Fine Art. A multidimensional artist, working in film, television, advertising and design, Argento held an associate professorship in the Department of Visual Communications at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf/RIT. He is now Associate Professor Emeritus.