The Members' Exhibition will surely prove to be a hit as Big O's yearly reintroduction of WNY artists and their art to the community. Big Orbit says it's very proud of the "incredible level of creative talent in our region and it is always well represented in our Members' Exhibition."
The exhibition's Best in Show award winner, selected each year by an outside juror, will receive a solo exhibition in the following exhibition season. Past winners of the Best in Show award include Frederick Jones, Alex Young, Geoffrey Allan Rhodes, Andrew Hershey, Michael Bosworth, Barbara Rowe, Robert Hirsch, Jena Cumbo, Laura Odell, Andrew Johnson, Joshua Marks, Nancy Parisi, Reed Anderson, Jackie Felix, Martin Kruck, Al Volo, Kurt Von Voetsch, Patrick Robideau.
For the upcoming edition of Big Orbit's Members' Exhibition the "juror" will be Molly S. Hutton. Molly S. Hutton is an independent curator now residing in Buffalo. Most recently she served as the consulting curator for the UB Anderson Gallery exhibition "Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo Venture." Hutton's current projects include an exhibition for the Joslyn Art Mu seum in Omaha of the paintings and drawings of the late Kent Bellows; she is also serving as co-curator for the UB Anderson Gallery's 2012 retrospective of the works of Allan D'Arcangelo. Before moving to Buffalo in 2007, Hutton was director of the Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College. She is also a former curator of the Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson Collection in the San Francisco Bay Area and holds a Ph.D. in American art from Stanford University.