PHOTO | Contessa Gallery Contessa Gallery owner and found Steve Hartman inside his Lyndhurst gallery.

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Contessa Gallery owner and founder Steve Hartman was recently elected president of the board of directors for the Fine Art Dealers Association.

Hartman’s collector-oriented gallery at Legacy Village in Lyndhurst is just one of 37 international galleries that are FADA members, and according to a June 16 news release, Hartman aims to help shape and build the vision, renown and benefits of the organization in his new position.

“It is a very significant opportunity,” Hartman said in a statement. “I have been a participating member of the fine arts community for decades, and now I have the platform to continue to promote the highest degree of professionalism, scholarship and integrity within this industry.”

FADA members are dedicated to promoting the highest measure of expertise and reputation in their fields and to offering an expansive inventory of museum-quality authentic artworks. Membership in FADA is by peer invitation only.