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Dale Yakaites (Yak)
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  • Marshfield, WI
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Buying new trailer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dale Yakaites (Yak) May 26, 2014. 14 Replies

I'm buying a trailer for art show events this season. I'm a photographer located in Central Wisconsin. The last two years I've been U-Hauling (6x12). Right now I'm thinking of a similar size new…Continue

Highland Art Festival-St. Paul MN

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dale Yakaites (Yak) May 14, 2014. 2 Replies

Has anyone done the Highland Fest in July located in St. Paul, MN?Comments? I don't see anything in Art Show Reviews on this site.Dates this year: July 19-20ThanksDale Yakaites (Yak)Continue

Photo submissions to shows

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dale Yakaites (Yak) Mar 19, 2014. 8 Replies

Hi all-I have applied to art shows in the photography category for a number of events through ZAPP and other online entry app sites, but am applying to a number of shows that are requesting photos on…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Nov 20, 2013. 1 Reply

The Midwest tornados this week—what a tragic situation. Anyone on here impacted?Hope you're all safe.YakContinue


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Excelsior Mn this weekend

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 11:56pm 1 Comment

Well… I was in The Excelsior MN show this weekend…emphasis on the WAS. Beautiful setting for a show, but unfortunately storms came through today--Saturday--with high winds. A decision was made to close the show after the first storm passed and more was expected late Sat. pm and more on Sunday. I'm sure it was a tough call, but safety was a concern. At least I had a chance to test my trimline and I had no problems at all. Unfortunately, some with EZ-UPs had a very wild ride. Felt sorry for a…


Racine, WI Monument Square Art Show

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 9:29pm 3 Comments

First time at this show this past weekend (May 31-June 1). My category: photography-landscapes.

A review? phhhttttt --No--A novel: by Dale (Yak) Yakaites (I'm watching my Brewers get beat by the Twins and I have plenty of time.  :-)

The Racine and Kenosha, Wisconsin, areas have had some tough times in recent years in terms of businesses closing and a bigger than normal downturn in the economy. Racine is a little rough around the edges, and I didn't know what to expect giving…


Kohler, WI, Midsummer Arts Festival Review

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 9:00pm 6 Comments

This is my first show review, and I just completed my first outdoor show at the Kohler Center in Sheboygan, WI. I have had some indoor show experience previously.

My medium:  Photography. I am a retired teacher, and among my duties was teaching photography for 34 years.

Dates/hours: July 20-21--Registration and setup begins on Friday at noon and goes until late into the evening if one needs the time.  Security guards patrolling on site Fri. and Sat.…


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At 11:29pm on April 7, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to, Dale.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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At 8:49am on June 12, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Dale Yakaites (Yak) a gift
Happy birthday, Yak! I hope it is a great day for you and the rest of the year makes your dreams come true. Many thanks for your useful participation on AFI. Best wishes from all of us here!
At 10:21pm on June 10, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Dale Yakaites (Yak) a gift
Dale, thanks so much for all your support. It is appreciated!
At 3:22pm on June 12, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Dale Yakaites (Yak) a gift
Happy birthday, Dale! Hope it is a great day for you and that the coming year makes some of your favorite dreams come true. Thank for being a part of AFI.
At 11:14am on November 17, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Dale Yakaites (Yak) a gift
Hi Yak. Thanks so much for your comments in my "fear" blog. I am going around saying to myself, "Game On", over and over and it is going to be my new mantra. Being discouraged needs some perspective.
At 10:16am on June 12, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Dale Yakaites (Yak) a gift
Many thanks for your pledge again, Dale. I really appreciate it and thank you for supporting our websites whose mission is enabling artists to thrive in "Art Fair World!"
At 10:17am on June 12, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Dale Yakaites (Yak) a gift
Happy birthday, Yak! Wishing you a great year full of creativity, travel, fun and friends. Thanks for being a member here. Your contributions are appreciated.
At 10:18pm on June 12, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Dale Yakaites (Yak) a gift
Happy Birthday Yak. I hope you have a great day and prosperous year.

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