Local artist to raise money for Hospice

A former member of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen will be hosting an art exhibition in Blagdon, to celebrate her 90th birthday.


Local artist Betty Silburn of Blagdon has decided to celebrate her upcoming birthday by holding an exhibition and sale of her popular screen-prints and etchings. As well as raising her profile in the local area, Betty will also be donating all of the proceeds to Weston Hospicecare.


Widowed at the age of 42, and with two children to look after, Betty trained as an art teacher and quickly earned a reputation for the quality of her work as she took part in exhibitions across the country.


For 25 years Betty focused on screen-printing and etching at the West of England Art College in Bristol. Betty is a former member of both the Bath and Bristol Societies of Artists and of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen.


Betty quipped: “I do hope people will support this venture, not only to raise money for such a worthy cause but to help me in my quest to get my affairs in good order!”


The exhibition and sale will take place at St. Andrew’s Church, Blagdon, from May 23rd – 25th at 10.30am 5.30pm. Prices will range from £10 – £25 with all proceeds going to Weston Hospicecare.