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Mele Kalikimaka

Aloha Everyone,

I am looking forward to returning to the Mākeke after an extended absence. I have missed all of you my, FanFam Ohana. I will have loads of great new Art  & Artyfacts from Lana Pua for your Holiday gift giving needs. 



We spent two amazing days at Palm Springs Comic Con !!

A few  thousand of my Friends, FanFam, Ohana, Fellow Artists, Cosplayers, Gamers, and all of our wonderful Nerd Culture as we descend upon the Hard Rock Hotel in beautiful downtown Palm Springs, California! 


I felt so honored to be a Special Guest Artist for this first year event!!

I brought a great many pieces of my exotic Art and Artyfacts from my Islands of Lana Pua, my Monstrous World of Creeps and Creatures, creations from DirKraft, treasures from The Pyrates of Lana Pua along with my classic Tiki Art.

























​​​​October 8, 2016 Mark your calendars! I am very proud to announce that I will be a featured artist at the new West Coast, Palm Springs California, location of West Elm, a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. 









My dear friend and fellow artist John Murasky and I were hand picked to be a part of their Featured Makers Events. We will be drawing live and look forward to you joining us! It is such an honor which I look forward to sharing with you, my FanFam ...


Mahalo to all of you!

Big Mahalo to Phillip and Wyndal at West Elm for the opportunity! 


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​"" Paradise seemed only a memory until I met Dirk Yates, the Godfather of Palm Springs Tiki Art. Dirk's boundless artwork becomes a powerful nod to an era gone by, yet manages to stay bold in current times . Serving as co-host to Crystal Fantasy's Art Walk , Dirk continues to amaze and impress the palate of his viewer to fall in love with a classic. Perhaps we are often unable to witness paradise firsthand, but with Dirk , he takes you there with ease. ""

- Phillip Wayne  SDGLN / Bottom Line Magazine


​"" You can't fully enjoy your cocktail without an artistic experience.  The Tiki Art of Dirk Yates will certainly help.  Dirk Yates has been creating tiki themed art for many years.  He resides in sunny and warm Palm Springs and often hosts gallery events.  If in PS, check in on his website to see if a gallery event is going on while you are in town.  Currently Dirk is creating the art of the Lost Island Kingdom of Lana Pua.  Witch Drs, Volcanoes and Jungle Orbs. ...... ""

​ZEN Tiki Lounge 



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