NIAGARA FALLS – The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center is seeking artwork for its “Beyond the Barrel” art exhibition, which will be held June 21 through Aug. 25 in the main gallery, 1201 Pine Ave.

The inaugural event will be the center’s first juried exhibition. It has no particular theme and will be open to all media and genres.

The judge for the exhibition will be Anthony Bannon, executive director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo.

The opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. June 21. In addition, local artist Candace Masters, a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists, will be featured in a solo exhibit in the Garden Gallery.

Artists should submit only work that is for sale with a specific price. Artwork should be priced to include a 25 percent commission for the NACC. Prizes are $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third.

All artwork must be original. Two-dimensional works must be framed and wired, and three-dimensional work must have a clean non-abrasive base or be mounted.

Entry forms are available at the center’s office with an entry fee of $30 for the first two pieces and $10 for additional pieces. Work may be dropped off between June 1 and June 10, with the deadline for entries being June 10. Work can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For any other times, contact Bob Drozdowski for an appointment at the center, 282-7530,

Digital entries received via email to by May 31 will be considered for use on the exhibition postcard.