community : participating in community events and networking with others

2004 Jan 28 | WA HB 2645 (Olympia, WA)

 
 

Picture taken by a WA state trooper 28 Jan 2004.

NAC organizes an effort to fight WA State HB 2645. BFC, NAC, SLUGS, ACLU, NWnaturist, and others get involved in the community effort to stop the bill.

More information available at NAC's web site:

http://nac.oshkosh.net

Check back later for details.

documentation: photography

 

2003 Sept 6 | Bare As You Dare Ride #4 (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

 
 

Photos courtesy Artists for Peace.

Check out Artists against War/Artists for Peace's web site at

http://www.artistsforpeace.ca

From the site:

"The ancient mysteries as foretold by Carmen the Wise have been proven true.
 
If you want to make it rain, all you have to do is go for a Naked Bike Ride. On Sept 6th 50 Wet Bike Warriors brought you the rain.
 
The Ride started from the Vancouver Art Gallery, headed
down Robson, up Denman, along Davie, around the Esso station , again around the Esso station, down Granville, east on Georgia, and then back to the Vancouver Art Gallery.
 
Naked Bicycle people power."

documentation: video and photography

 

2003 July 18-20 | Burn in the Forest (BitF2) (Squamish Valley, British Columbia, Canada)

 
 

pictures not yet available

Naked Island shenanigans, fire-heated hot tub, rock balancing, fire spinners, the burn!, EmoDome, and tripping-out at Canada's "Capital of Outdoor Recreation".

Hosted by Burning Man Vancouver (http://escape.to/burningman)

Check back for details.

documentation: video

 

2003 June 21 | Painted Naked Cyclists at the Fremont Summer Solstice Parade

 
 

painted cyclists

Above photograph of Daniel by JC. Below, Superman addressing the crowd at Cowen Park, before the three mile procession began through the city to the parade entrance. Photography by Jacob Sayles. Click on images for larger view.

 

A few involved in the BFC joined the massive group of 80 painted naked cylists in the Fremont Summer Solstice Parade. This year saw the painted cyclists quadrupling in number and also officially joining the Fremont Arts Council event by hosting a float.

See the article by John Cornicello and Daniel Johnson in the Fall 2003 edition of N magazine. More info can be found at this supplemental site.

2003 procession of cyclists moves through Wallingford. Photography by Jacob Sayles. Click on image for larger view.

documentation: photography & video, N magazine article

 
2003 June 15 | Fremont Fresh Art Festival - Nudes Painting Nudes  
 
FFAF

Five nude models pose for four artists (Henry Yuen painted fully nude) at the 1st Annual Fremont Fresh Art Festival put on by the Fremont Rotary. The drawings and paintings were later auctioned off for charity.

This session was done for public viewing at the History House in Fremont (located at 790 N. 34th St Seattle, WA 98103). The History House also hosts meetings for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce (FCC).

See article by Mark Storey in the Fall 2003 edition of N magazine.

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Photo at left by JC. Click on image for larger view

documentation: photography & video, N magazine article

 

2003 June 15 | Fremont Fresh Art Festival - Tour de Fremont

 
 

FFAF

Photo above by Paul Joseph Brown / Seattle P-I. Click on image for larger view

Nicholas Ohlweiler, 10, captured three mostly nude bicyclists on canvas yesterday at the Fremont Fresh Air Festival. Loincloth-clad nude-beach activists Daniel Johnson, left, Russ Riddell and Mark Storey pose for the beginning of the fictional Tour de Fremont at the fund-raiser for the Fremont Rotary Club.

Russ, Daniel, & Mark posing for painters at the Adobe Plaza during the 1st Annual Fremont Fresh Art Festival put on by the Fremont Rotary. The paintings were later auctioned off for charity.

From the Rotary web site: "The Fremont Fresh Art Festival was a fundraiser for the Fremont Rotary and is for the purpose of promoting art within the community, art in schools, and bringing more positive, community-based exposure to the downtown Fremont area."

Seattle Post Intelligencer, story by P-I reporter Kathy George. 16 June 2003 "Trio behind the arts: Three activists put on an eye-opening display yesterday by taking most of their clothes off at the Fremont Fresh Art Festival. " Front page of local section, with color picture. The online version is also available at:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/126796_nudies16.html

In a followup to the Kathy George article, the P-I put up a online poll on June 16, 2003 asking "Should Seattle have a clothing-optional beach?" Results: 54.8% Yes, 40.9% No, 4.3% Not sure,Total Votes: 2912
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/polls/one.asp (poll no longer up)

See article by Mark Storey in the Fall 2003 edition of N magazine.

Check back for details.

FFAF

Photo above by JC. Click on image for larger view

documentation: photography & video, N magazine article, Seattle P-I

 

2003 May 10 | Rooster Rock State Park

 
 

pictures not available

On May 10th of 2003, representatives from AANR's Government Affairs Team (GAT) and TNS's Naturist Action Committee (NAC) met with Oregon State Park & Police officials to discuss how to resurrect Rooster Rock State Park back to some of its family-friendly glory seen in previous years. The BFC's presence at the time was redundant, as the naturist/nudist representatives were also, at the time, board members of the BFC.

(image not shown) Mark & Daniel at Rooster Rock - in overgrown area sited for future cleanup.

documentation: photography, N magazine article, NAC newsletter

 

2003 August 25 | Rolling Thunder Downhome Democracy Tour

 
 

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Here we are at the 2002 Rolling Thunder Downhome Democracy Tour held in Renton, WA, USA on August 25, 2002. The event was like Disneyland for progressive politics and activists. 

documentation: photography

 

 

2002 May 2 | Freedom to be Yourself protest (downtown Bend, OR)

 
 

Daniel partipates in a Freedom to be Yourself protest in Bend, OR with Terri Sue Webb. Event was organized by Terri Webb to protest her trial and to promote the principles of the Freedom to Be Yourself. Event was promoted at the stopsegregation Yahoo! group. Covered on TV, newspaper, and bend.com. The two were Incarcerated for a day then released without charges on the 3rd of May. 

Terri also went out bicycling naked through town on the evening of the 1st, only to be stopped and harassed by police, and later released at the location of the arrest. Daniel was with her but not naked at the time.

Video still at left captured from footage shot by Moses.

documentation: photography & video, Bend.com and other local newspapers & TV, N magazine article

 

 

2001 Dec 1 | Freedom to be Yourself stroll (Portland, OR)

 
 

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Daniel partipates in a very brief Freedom to be Yourself protest in Portland, OR with Terri Sue Webb. Daniel called off the walk about five minutes into the walk because of the stormy weather. Police responded and gave Terri and Daniel the business. No arrests were made.

Photo by KLG.

documentation: photography & video, N magazine article