Ernest Antholis
Artist  Biography/Statement
Ernest Antholis
www.antholisart.com
eantholis@comcast.net

Ernie studied photography at the New York Institute of Photography.  Earning a degree in finance, his career was in banking and finance in major New York institutions.  Early in his career, he studied oil painting at New York University and the New School in New York City.  In 2005, Ernie returned to photography and since 2008, Ernie has studied pastels.  He has won awards for both his photography and pastels and has been accepted into juried exhibits, including the Brookdale Community College Art Show and the Monmouth Festival of the Arts.  Ernie's art has been published in newspapers and magazines and he has exhibited in many libraries and galleries in NJ.  His paintings and photography feature nebulas, landscapes, seascapes, and color abstractions.

Art Society of Monmouth County E & H Luhrs Endowment Art Show
FIRST PLACE Pastels for “Thailand Sunset” 2011
Monmouth County Senior Art Show 2011
HONORABLE MENTION (Photography)
"Old Town Mykonos"
Guild of Creative Art, 19th Annual Juried Show 2011
HONORABLE MENTION  (Pastel)
Sun & Surf”
Art Society of Monmouth County
Ruth Crown Memorial Exhibit
THIRD PLACE “Sun & Surf” pastel 2012
THIRD PLACE “Sandy Hook Bay” pastel 2011
FIRST PLACE “Swan Nebula” pastel 2010
Middletown Community Art Show Series May 2010
Middletown Arts Center - Middletown, NJ
Photography Show Exhibit
SECOND PLACE - Landscapes/Seascapes category:
   “Little Venice, Mykonos”
SECOND PLACE - Architecture/Design category
   “Ephesus, Turkey”
Middletown Community Art Show Series June 2009
Middletown Arts Center - Middletown, NJ
General Media Show Exhibit Participation
SECOND PLACE - "Crescent Moon" pastel
Freehold Art Society April 2009
Photography
THIRD PLACE - "Mykonos Sunset”
The Guild of Creative Art, 2005
Photography Showcase
HONORABLE MENTION - "Monument Valley, AZ"