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Solo show at the Monmouth Museum

May 09, 2017 in Newstopics:

I am proud to announce that I am having a solo show of my abstract nature photographs at the Monmouth Museum throughout the month of May. My show is part of the museum’s New Jersey Emerging Artists Series. The Monmouth Museum is committed to present…  read more

my art at Miami International

August 20, 2014 in Newstopics:,

A collection of my artwork is now appearing in the The Admirals Clubs’ Premium Lounge at Miami International Airport, thanks to the great folks at Embler Gallery. I need to do some traveling to get down there to see this!

NJ350 exhibit. Inward by Daniel Sroka.

my art selected for the NJ350 Elements show

August 11, 2014 in Newstopics:

My photograph “Inward” (an abstraction of a sea shell) has been selected to be part of the group show “NJ350 Elements”. The show was curated to showcase the natural beauty of New Jersey, in celebration of its 350th anniversary. What is particularly fun about this…  read more

group shows and interviews

August 25, 2009 in Newstopics:,

It has been a very busy summer for me! I was recently profiled for the Artists and their Influences series by Lisa Pressman, as well interviewed for the MMCA Marketplace. I am also busily preparing photographs for several group shows I’ll be taking part in…  read more

Named nominee in abstract for Photography Masters Cup

May 28, 2009 in Newstopics:

Ah, some good news for the middle of the week. I have learned that my photograph “Mask” was nominated in the Abstract catagory for this year’s Photography Masters Cup. This has always been a favorite photograph of mine. It is an abstract of a fallen…  read more

Selected for Typologies Group Show

November 10, 2008 in Newstopics:

Three of my “Fallen Leaf” abstracts have been selected to be part of the group show Typologies in the current issue of Fraction Magazine. A typology is “the study or systematic classification of types that have characteristics or traits in common” (link) — I believe…  read more

Selected for exhibition in New Orleans

My photograph Flight (an abstraction of a maple tree seed) has been selected to be in the exhibition “Elemental/Environmental: Space” at the New Orleans Photo Alliance, juried by photographer Gary Braasch. This show is “a photographic exploration of the art and meaning of space as…  read more

Juried shows: a follow-up

So, I just learned that I didn’t make the cut for yet another competition I entered. Sigh. So annoying. So hard not to get frustrated. But the stats of this show just to go prove my point about how futile these competitions are as a…  read more

what being a juror taught me about juried shows

February 02, 2008 in Art as a professiontopics:

I usually use the slow winter months as a chance to send my art into juried shows and competitions. I used to send my work out quite a bit, but I’ve found that I’ve gotten more and more selective. It could be that I’m just…  read more

art competitions want the same old thing

There’s a well-known fine art photography competition that happens fairly regularly. (It shall go nameless to protect the innocent.) I’ve considered entering it, because it receives a fair amount of attention, and the overall competition seems to be run by skilled and qualified people. But…  read more