We are a small family-based printmaking operation in a scenic little coastal town in northern Minnesota.

We make woodblock prints by hand, pictures of recognizable scenes mostly from the northwoods. Many of these appear as illustrations in books for children and adults.

The printmaking studio and gallery is housed in a historic church, selling the current editions of hand-printed woodcuts, as well as the work of local and regional artists. We are open daily from mid -May through mid-October, and wednesdays throughout the winter. Web store open all year.

Calendar of Events for 2016
March 24-25  - "Mid-Winter Art Quickie" featuring a variety of local and regional pottery. Funtional and fun! Friday March 25th, 5-7pm and Saturday, March 26th, 9am - 5pm at Betsy Bowen Studio.
February 20th - Phalen Freeze Festival, St. Paul MN
Join us outside around the fire to hear the Ojibwe legend of Shingebiss, dramatized by giant puppets. This is the story of the determined duck who refused to be defeated by the Winter Maker. Inspired by Nancy Van Laan's book "Shingebiss: An Ojibwe Legend" with woodcuts by Betsy Bowen.  
Through February 28th - The Troll with No Heart in His Body written by Lisa Lunge-Larson and illustrated by Betsy Bowen will appear at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis as part of their event called A Nordic Christmas: Myths, Legends & Fairytales. A display of the book, woodblocks and prints used for the book illustrations, as well as working materials will be shown.There are 20 original artist prints that were created for this book which has become a Nordic classic.
News and Events Bird Art by Betsy

Betsy Bowen Studio

Grand Marais, MN - Winter Wednesdays at Betsy Bowen Studio!
The Studio is open every Wednesday this winter from 11-5.
Betsy will be there working on new projects for the coming year. It's the best place to find original woodcuts, cards and books by Betsy. This season we are featuring "Tracks in the Wild" in hardcover and paperback. It's the perfect book to share on a snowy winter day in the woods. http://lookingglassreview.com/books/tracks-in-the-wild

While Betsy Bowen Studio does not keep posted hours from January - April, if you are in the neighborhood and the sign says "open" please come in. If you are planning a visit, you can email us at info@woodcut.com to make an appointment. And our web store here at www.woodcut.com is always open and is the best place to find books, cards and print editions by Betsy. 

For rare prints, new work and special offers, please visit us at the Studio from May - December. It is also the home of Stephan Hoglund's Borderlands Gallery, Art jewelry and photography,  Wickwire Clay Works, Tiles, pottery and more, Ron's World Rocks, silver and gems, local stone jewelry and a variety of Local pottery

Meanwhile, Betsy is working on
the next book:  One North Star,
by Phyllis Root, and Beckie Prange.

Thank you Dan Olson at Minnesota Public Radio for the interview with Betsy!

Betsy shared a special Christmas eve recipe for all ages and species, with the U of MN Press:

"Plant a Pocket of Prairie" by Phyllis Root and illustrated by Betsy Bowen received the 2015 John Burroughs Riverby Award given to Outstanding Nature Books for Young Readers!