Betty Taylor took her first art lesson at the tender age of eight, and her love of the Arts stayed with her throughout her life. Betty spent most of her career in Michigan where her work was handled by galleries. It was there that she personally experienced and understood the struggles, persistence, and need for assistance as an emerging artist. After Betty’s death in 1990, her husband, Ross Taylor, established the Betty Taylor Memorial Fund with Community Foundation of Henderson County to promote and support emerging artists who have financial need and are studying in the field of visual arts and crafts. Mr. Taylor often said, “Betty’s hands could create anything, it was magical.”
Community Foundation of Henderson County is proud to keep the memory and spirit of Betty Taylor alive with the award each year. This year’s application can be found at on Community Foundation’s website at cfhcforever.org/grants/bettytaylor or on the Arts Council of Henderson County’s website. Applications are due Friday, July 15, 2022.
About Community Foundation of Henderson County
Founded in 1982, Community Foundation of Henderson County’s mission is helping people who care make lasting contributions to causes that matter. One of Community Foundation’s primary purposes is to assist engaged philanthropy in our community. The Foundation accepts gifts from individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create a permanent pool of charitable capital from which grants are awarded. Learn more about Community Foundation of Henderson County at www.cfhcforever.org, and by calling 828-697-6224.