Ends on May 15, 2019

$30.00 USD

Call for Artists: Truth to Power 7

“Truth to Power” is an annual community juried show focusing on matters of social justice. The title, derived from a 1955 Quaker pamphlet, “Speak Truth to Power” illustrates a commitment to voicing our diverse truths to the systems and individuals shaping the society in which we live.

This exhibit marks our seventh annual show about social justice. The exhibit is intentionally broad in scope so that each artist may address issues of personal, local, national, and/or international importance.  The exhibit is open to all North Carolina artists working in 2D and 3D media. Each artist may submit up to two entries for consideration. 



Entry deadline*…………………………….….Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Exhibit is from July 4th – July 28th, 2019

Third Friday Reception: 

Friday, July 19th, 6-9 pm

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Edie Carpenter, Director of Artistic and Curatorial programs at GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art, will serve as guest juror for our seventh annual Truth to Power exhibit.

Carpenter has an art background deeply grounded in North Carolina art combined with far-reaching, international art experience. Her credentials include over twenty years of curatorial experience combined with academic and professional positions abroad.

Carpenter’s curatorial background encompasses leadership positions and skills with notable professional posts.  She served as director of the Paris branch of the Zabriskie Gallery where she worked for ten years before returning to North Carolina to lead GreenHill’s exhibition program. She curates GreenHill’s annual Winter Show survey of art in all mediums and has guest curated exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of Art and  Carolina Artisan Craft Market  among others.

Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York and a Master’s degree in Museum Studies and New Media from Université de Lyon III, Lyon France. She taught for two years at the University of Lyon and has given numerous lectures on contemporary art.


Truth to Power 7 is open to all artists living in North Carolina. A maximum of 2 works of any medium per artist may be submitted. 

The show is open to two- and three-dimensional works of art. Work must be original and have been created in the past two years.  

Work may not exceed 36” in width (including frame). 2D work cannot weigh more than 75 pounds. 

Pleiades Arts reserves the right to exclude work due to size or special requirements. 

Selected artwork must be hand delivered to the gallery or mailed with return postage pre-paid in returnable container. 

Entry Fee

$30 per artist, not per artwork.  Email info@pleiadesartdurham.com if paying this fee is a hardship. 


All exhibited work must be for sale unless special consideration.. Pleiades Arts will retain a commission of 30% on all work sold during the exhibit.


All entries will be handled with the best care possible, but Pleiades Arts is not responsible for loss or damage of any cause. By entering into this show, the artist agrees to abide by all rules and regulations as set by exhibition guidelines.