Pleiades Arts seeks to create arts experiences that address fundamental challenges to justice and inclusion; and to co-create these experiences in full partnerships with communities and their members. 

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to Power

Social Justice through Visual Arts

August 6th p August 30, 2020, Reception Friday, August 21st, 6-9 pm


At Power Plant Gallery, located in the Power Plant Building, American Tobacco Campus, 320 Blackwell St Ste 100, Durham. 

“Truth to Power” is Pleiades Arts 8th annual juried visual art 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.

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, 3D media, or video. Each artist may submit up to two entries for consideration. 

The exhibit will be co-juried by Angel Iset Dozier and Cornelio Campos. 

Truth to Power 2020 is hosted by the Power Point Gallery, located in the Power Plant Building, American Tobacco Campus, 320 Blackwell St Ste 100, Durham. 

Important Dates

Entry deadline …………Monday June 22nd, 2020

Artwork Drop-off: August 1-2, Power Point Gallery, 

Exhibit is from August 6th – August 30th, 2020

Third Friday Reception:  Friday, August 21st, 6-9 pm


Truth to Power 2020 is open to all artists living in North Carolina. A maximum of 2 works of any medium per artist may be submitted.  It is free to submit.

For two- and three-dimensional works of art, the maximum width is 50 inches. Digital artwork (video) submissions welcomed. All artwork must be original and created in the past two years. 

Click on the highlighted SUBMIT link below to access the free online submission form via Submittable.


Getting Art Work to Exhibit & Sales

Selected artwork must be hand delivered or mailed in advance of the exhibit, and be ready to install. 

Artwork does not have to be for sale. If for sale, a 30% commission of all work sold during the exhibit will go to Pleiades Arts.

Please email with any questions.



Angel Iset Dozier is an activist, creative, educator and founder of Be Connected Durham, a community initiative connecting audiences, addressing disparities, fostering equity, and bridging access gaps through the arts, culture, music, and politics. She is a hip hop film and music lover and has used yoga, dance, literature, and golden era hip hop, specifically,  to drive her work as a world languages instructor and curriculum specialist within public, private and Montessori school systems.

Through Be Connected Durham, Angel has emerged as an urban visionary, championing community initiatives that connect organizations like Duke Performances, Carolina Performing Arts, Airolina Young Aviators, SheaMoisture, and more, to their authentically diverse target audiences. Each of Be Connected Durham’s projects serve as campaigns to affect positive change for marginalized, yet highly capable and valuable contributors to our society.

Cornelio Campos is a Mexican-American artist based in Durham, N.C. He is a painter and community educator and has had numerous collaborations with NCMA, Duke, and UNC -Chapel Hill. His work has been exhibited throughout North Carolina and internationally. 

Mr. Campos immigrated to the United States from Cheran, in the state of Michoacan in Central Mexico—a journey and process that now influence many of his paintings. Vibrant colors, iconic American symbols, and intricate geometric patterns define Mr. Campos’s work. He believes his paintings are a tool for sharing his indigenous/Spanish background and offering and teaching lessons for the people in the United States.  Through his paintings and murals, he illustrates some of the harsh realities of immigrating to America that are often overlooked.


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