DiverseWorks (Houston), Fusebox Festival (Austin), United States
14 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017

Image: Daniela Yohannes, Oculus Sea, 2016, Mixed media and collage on linen

Image: Daniela Yohannes, Oculus Sea, 2016, Mixed media and collage on linen

World premiere of HOUSE OF WAHALA , the art auction with artist (yours truly) as auctioneer.

HOUSE OF WAHALA translates from Nigerian pidgin to House of Trouble. We trouble the waters, go against the grain, and talk art, beauty, politics and more! Sound Artist Emeka Ogboh provides the evening’s soundtrack and there are special performances by Gabrielle Civil, Uchenna Itam, Gustavo Melo Cerqueira, and Lisa E. Harris. Artists receive a 90% commission on their work.  The art auction is fun again.

Participating artists:

Aaron CzernyAdee RobersonAdeola OlagunjuAnnette LawrenceAyanna Jolivet McCloudChristina ColemanDaniela YohannesDarcie BookDeborah RobertsEmeka OgbohGabrielle CivilGabriel MartinezGustavo Melo CerqueiraKadara EnyeasiKari OrvikKelani AbassKrista FranklinLisa ChoinackyLisa E. HarrisNicole VladoOlatunde AlaraRabea BallinRahima GamboRegina Aguruby onyinyechi amanzeSara MadandarTammie RubinUchenna ItamWura-Natasha OgunjiYoumna Chlala

AUSTIN: Fusebox Festival
Preview: Friday, April 14 from 7-9pm
Auction: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 8p doors

HOUSTON: DiverseWorks
Preview: Thursday, April 27, 6 – 8 pm
Auction: Friday, April 28, 7p doors

REMOTE BIDDING: If you would like to place a bid remotely, please email for registration information

Consider COLLECTIVE OWNERSHIP: Bid with a group of friends and rotate your art every few months


HOUSE OF WAHALA is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Women & Their Work in partnership with DiverseWorks and NPN. For more information: The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information:

This project is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, and foundations, corporations, and individuals throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.



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