NAC Advisory
Event: October 13, 2012
Advisory issued: October 6, 2012

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DATE: October 6, 2012
TO: All naturists and other interested parties


This is an Advisory from the Naturist Action Committee (NAC). If you live in the Pacific Northwest or can be in Seattle next week, the UNCLAD Art Show deserves your attention. UNCLAD focuses on the art of the nude. Through a special grant to UNCLAD, the Naturist Education Foundation (NEF) is sponsoring the appearance of speaker Vicki Artimovich on Saturday evening, October 13, as part of the three day show. Artimovich is a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker, and you’ll want to be there for the experience. Call (425) 359-7974 for ticket information.

Naturists are fortunate to have events like this available to them. Your attendance - and perhaps a few bucks in the gift shop for something to take home - help demonstrate to the community and to the art world that an eager audience supports nudity in art.

Here is the media release for the event:


The 11th annual "UNCLAD" Art Show is set for October 12th - 14th, 10 am  to 5 pm, at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center in Stanwood.

The show features over 150 artworks -- all nudes -- by artists from  across the country. A variety of styles and mediums are on display, from watercolors and oils to bronze, steel, and glass sculpture. The Gift Shop has a variety of prints, cards, and gift items created by the participating artists.

"We're excited to be returning to the Floyd to run this fabulous fine  art show," commented co-directors Gayle Picken and Patti Pontikis, "it's a great gathering spot for the community."

UNCLAD originally started at a small gallery on Camano Island back in 2002. The first year, 29 artists participated and hundreds of people came to  visit. "The theme is unique and intriguing, and that's what keeps people and artists coming back for the show," added Picken.

From 2006 to 2009, Picken ran the show at the Floyd in Stanwood. At  that point, local artist Patti Pontikis became involved and added a Wine Tasting event to benefit Relay for Life. Over the years, the show  evolved and Pontikis and Picken enjoyed running special events during  the show as a fun way to support a great cause. They sponsored a Chef  Competition one year, and Women's Day at UNCLAD the next. They also ran a 24-hour life drawing marathon that kept artists drawing into the wee hours of the morning.

UNCLAD ran at the gallery in east Stanwood for a couple of years, but  when Picken got out of the gallery business earlier this year, she decided she wanted to run UNCLAD one more time.

With the help of local art groups, national and local nudist/naturist  groups, a supportive business community, and the energy and enthusiasm from participating artists, UNCLAD will once again provide a world-class art show in Stanwood.

Special Events include a lecture and reception with art historian and  travel guide, Vicki Artimovich, on Saturday evening, Oct. 13th, from 6 pm to 9 pm. (Tickets required for this evening event-call 425-359-7974.)

The "Floyd" is located at 27130 102nd St NW, about two blocks north of SR 532. Show hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Oct 12-14, 10 am to 5 pm.  Admission: $5 suggested donation.

For more information about the show and a preview of the Art, see or call Gayle at 425-359-7974.



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Thank you for choosing once again to make a difference.


Mark Storey
Board Member
Naturist Action Committee
and Naturist Education Foundation

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