Michael Reedy and his mixed media piece titled “Blash” won the People’s Choice Award in the 2013 Au Naturel exhibit. This is the fourth year Reedy has participated in the exhibit, having received recognition for his work in this competition multiple times. His work was selected for a Purchase Award by the Clatsop Community College (CCC) art faculty in the first Au Naturel exhibit in 2007 and chosen for first place in the 2009 exhibit by juror Rick Bartow. In addition to winning this year’s People’s Choice Award, Reedy also received first place from juror Clint Brown for his piece “Expulsion.” This is the first time in the history of the Au Naturel competition that an artist has been awarded first place for the second time. Reedy holds an M.F.A. in painting from Northern Illinois University. He began teaching in 2005 at Eastern Michigan University, where he continues to serve as associate professor of art. His work may be viewed at mikereedy.com.