Ends on June 1, 2017

$20.00 USD

"Truth to Power" is a juried exhibit focusing on matters of social justice. This exhibit marks our fifth annual show on this topic. 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.  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.  There is a $20 entry fee per artist.  Send us an email if you need that waived, and we will figure out how to bypass the system.  

Truth to Power 5 will run from July 13 to August 6, 2017, with a Third Friday Reception, Artist Talk and Open Mic Event on July 21st  from 6-9 pm.




Truth to Power 5 will be juried by Pedro Lasch, Associate Research Professor in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, Duke University.


Pedro Lasch was born and raised in Mexico City. He divides his time between North Carolina, where he teaches art, art theory, and visual studies at Duke University since 2002, and New York, where he leads on-going projects with immigrant communities and art collectives, such as 16 Beaver Group since 1999. His solo exhibitions and projects include Open Routines (Queens Museum of Art, 2006), Black Mirror (Nasher Museum of Art, 2008), and Abstract Nationalism & National Abstraction (The Phillips Collection, 2014); he has also participated in group exhibitions at MoMA PS1, MASS MoCA, Walker Art Center, CAC New Orleans; Royal College of Art, Hayward Gallery, Baltic (U.K.); Centro Nacional de las Artes, MUAC (Mexico); the Gwangju Biennial (South Korea), the 12th Havana Biennial (Cuba), and Documenta 13 (AND AND AND), among many others.  The author of two books, his art and writings have also appeared in numerous catalogues and edited collections, as well as journals across disciplines like October Magazine, Saber Ver, Art Forum, ARTnews, Cultural Studies, and Rethinking Marxism, and international news like The New York Times, The Philadelphia Weekly, El Universal, and La Jornada.



Entry deadline…………..….……………….…. Wednesday, June 1, 2017

Notification of Accepted Work ……………                 Monday, June 26

Delivery of Accepted Work………………….                 Friday through Sunday, July 7-9

Exhibition Dates………………….……………….               Thursday, July 13 – Sunday, August 6

Reception and Artist Talk……….…….…….                 Friday, July 21, 6-9pm

Selected Work Pick-Up…….………………….                 Monday, August 7, 12-2 pm and 5-7 pm



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 40” in width 

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 40” in width (including frame). 

2D work cannot weigh more than 75 pounds. 

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

All two-dimensional work must be dry, wired, and ready to hang. No clip frames or alligator hangers.  

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

Accepted work must remain through the entire exhibit. 


All exhibited work must be for sale. Pleiades Gallery will retain a commission of 35% on all work sold during the exhibit


Entry Fee

$20 per artist, not per artwork, to be paid with application via Submittable.com/Pleiadesgallery.

*All entry fees are non-refundable.  

Please email info@pleiadesartdurham.com if you need assistance with the submission fee, or if you have any questions. 

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