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You may purchase glass jewelry by Beth Hylen at the GlassMarket in The Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way, Corning, NY: tel. 800-723-9156; email glassmarket@cmog.org. Selected items are available online at www.CMoG.org.

To commission a sculptural piece, or for other questions, please email Beth@hylenglass.com.




Beth’s work, “Piecing” will be shown at the Festival of Women in the Arts, “Mother, Daughter, Sister” exhibit at Franklin Street Gallery March 12-April 30, 2011.

- wearable detail

Glass, fine silver, silk strings:
2” H x 4” W

Ann Cady photo

Franklin Street Gallery
The Arc of Schuyler
209 North Franklin Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Phone: 607-535-2571

Gallery Hours:
Monday & Wednesday 12-5pm
Thursday by appointment
Friday & Saturday 10-7pm

A recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Strategic Opportunity Stipend (2010, 2006), Beth was chosen to participate in the NYFA Artists exhibit at the DUMBO Arts Festival in Brooklyn, NY, September 24-26, 2010.


Beth's recent sculptural mixed media pieces with silver and glass were displayed at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, NY July 22-August 21, 2010. Emerging Landscape was the theme for an exhibit that challenges distinctions between jewelry, art and natural forms.

ABOVE: Breathing Carefully

Fine silver, glass, wood, acrylic, soil
Wearable element: ring with “sprout” from box
Tommy Elder photo

BELOW: Breathing Carefully - Detail
Fine silver, glass, wood, acrylic, soil
Wearable element: ring with “sprout” from box
Tommy Elder photo

Beth's solo show, Emerging Landscape, was supported in part with funds from the Strategic Opportunity Stipends Program through New York Foundation for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties by The Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.



Two of Beth's new sculptural mixed media pieces with silver and glass, Breathing Carefully and Descending, were on display December 2, 2009 - January 3, 2010 at the State of the Art Gallery (SOAG); 120 West State Street in Ithaca, NY as part of its juried show. The well-attended opening reception was held Friday, Dec. 4, 2009.

Glass, fine silver, wood.
Wearable element: Glass & Silver Pendant.
Eric Sterbenk photo



TRANSPERSONAL Beth exhibited recent work in glass and silver in a one-person show in The Spotlight Gallery @ The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

 Glass and Silver by Beth Hylen

 was held from
 June 1 to 26, 2009
at the
 Spotlight Gallery @ The ARTS
 32 West Market Street
 Corning, NY 14830

From a Trickle, 2009
Fused glass, fine silver, antique drawer
Eric Sterbenk photo


The heart pendant is inspired by an image found in Iona Plath’s book, The Decorative Arts of Sweden. It shows a “Locket-Chain” that was a favored bride’s neck ornament in the 18th century. The combination of hanging ornaments, heart imagery and cascading chains was popular for peasant weddings.







Cascade, 2008
Fine silver, fused glass,
beads, and sterling silver chains
Tommy Elder photo

2007 - 2008 Highlights::

Two of Beth's new mixed media pieces in silver and glass, Cascade and Twig, were on display in autumn 2008 through February, 2009 at CLAY & GLASS 2008; Atrium Gallery, Corning Community College. The exhibit was curated by CCC Professor of Art Fred Herbst and brought together a wide variety of first-rate ceramics and glass art from across the USA and Canada. http://www.corning-cc.edu

A frequent participant in Glass Art Society glass fashion shows, Beth delivered a talk at the GAS conference in Portland, Oregon, June 19-21, 2008. Beth's talk, “Sketching Frederick Carder,” drew on her expertise as reference librarian at the Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass. http://www.glassart.org/2008Preliminary_Conference_Schedule.html

At the Art Libraries Society meeting in Denver Colorado, May 1-5, 2008, Beth's talk, “Shattering Glass Walls: The Corning Museum Breaks Out,” was featured in the session, “Bye-Bye B.I.: Innovative Approaches to Library Instruction.” http://arlisna-mw.lib.byu.edu/denver2008/

A few weeks earlier, Beth was a panelist at the 2008 International Flameworking Conference at Salem Community College in New Jersey; March 28 - March 30, 2008. Her talk focused on the resources of the Rakow Research Library. http://www.salemcc.edu/glass/flameworking/committee.html

Beth won an Honorable Mention at the Lakeside-Statewide Juried Art Exhibition at the Art Association of Oswego for her work, "Silver Winter."  The opening reception was March 22, 2008. To find out more about the exhibition, please call the Art Association of Oswego at 315-343-5675 or visit www.oswegoarts.org.

As an instructor, Beth works with aspiring mixed-media artists. Her workshop, “Precious Metal Clay and Glass,” was held at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass on March 8 & 9, 2008. For information about future classes, contact The Studio at (607) 974-6467 or email: thestudio@cmog.org.

Beth's work was on display in February 28 - March 4, 2008 at Community Arts of Elmira, 413 Lake Street, Elmira, NY. The group exhibit, "Unique Perceptions," featured artwork by women; Curator: Rita Rhodes Kapron. See the Community Arts of Elmira website for details: www.communityartsofelmira.com/.

Two of Beth's mixed media sculptural necklaces, “Submerged” and “Pod” were on display at “Clay & Glass Invitational 2007.” Atrium Gallery, Corning Community College, Corning, NY, from Dec. 7, 2007 to Feb. 1, 2008. http://script.corning-cc.edu/feeds/headlines.php?news_id=1287

"The ARTS of the Southern Finger Lakes Member Exhibition" featured Beth's sculptural piece, Penland Tendrils, shown above. The exhibition was held in the George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, Elmira, NY, from Oct. 18 - Nov. 3, 2007.

Beth was selected as a featured artist at “Hot Glass in the Bluegrass II.” Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY, March 24 - May 13, 2007.

In 2007, two prestigious invitational benefit auctions featured Beth's sculptural necklaces: National Liberty Museum, “Glass Now 2007 Auction” October 6, 2007. http://www.libertymuseum.org/auction%202007/auction%20pages/Jewelry.html and James Renwick Alliance, to benefit the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, April 21, 2007, www.jra.org 

Beth gave a talk to the Carder Steuben Club entitled, “Ornament: Insights from the Carder Archives,” September 14, 2007.

2006 Highlights:.

The ARTS of the Southern Finger Lakes featured the work of Beth Hylen and other artists at its first Member Artist Exhibition in February 2006. The exhibit venue was The Arts Gallery at 32 West Market Street in Corning, NY.

Beth was selected by a panel comprised of area artists and art administrators to receive a New York Foundation for the Arts, Strategic Opportunity Stipend award. The panel based their decision to fund Beth’s application for travel to the Hot Glass 2006 exhibition (see below) because they believe “this is a unique opportunity for Beth’s work to be seen and distributed to a much wider audience.”

Beth was invited to participate in the Hot Glass 2006 exhibition and publication by the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo. The show opened October 3 at One SeaGate Gallery in downtown Toledo and will remain on view until the gala and auction on November 3, 2006.

Outside the Box, an exhibition of the Arts of the Southern Finger Lakes, featured two works by Beth Hylen during July and August, 2006.

171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, NY, featured Wearable Art by Beth Hylen in a two-person exhibition with mixed-media artist Syau-Cheng Lai. "Optical / Lyrical" opened on Feb. 24 and ran through April 1, 2006. To view scenes from the gala opening of "Optical / Lyrical," click here! Visit www.171cedararts.com or call (607) 936-4647 for additional information about the Arts Center.

Now in Print:

Beth's sculptural work Submerged is featured in PMC Guild Annual #2 (PMC Guild, 2008), available from the publisher - www.PMCGuild.com.

Beth's sculptural work is featured in 500 Glass Objects (Lark Books, 2006), available from the publisher - www.larkbooks.com - and in bookstores.

"Refractile," one of Beth's sculptural necklaces, is featured in 500 Necklaces: Contemporary Interpretations of a Timeless Form (Lark Books, 2006), available from www.larkbooks.com and in bookstores.

Other Shows:

The Art Libraries Society of North America featured Beth's Hylen's "Branches" glass dress and other Hylen Glass sculptural work in its Member’s Exhibition at Queens College Art Center, Flushing, NY, April 15 – July 15, 2004. qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/Library/art

Also that summer, Beth (right) participated in the "Glass Fashion Show” at the Glass Art Society's National Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2004. www.lauradonefer.com