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 select days in December. Web store open all year.



Calendar of Events for 2015

July
July 3rd
First Friday Event: Betsy’s Studio and Galleries will all be open until 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month as part of the larger block party happening in Grand Marais. 

Ugandan Woodcut Print Show, July 3rd -19th  Featuring multicolor woodcuts by noted artists Fred Mutebi and Hassan Mukiibi and original woodcuts by Ugandan students. 
Opening reception Friday 7/3 from 5-8pm.
6 pm – Join us as Betsy talks about her two trips to Uganda working with students producing art.
Uganda Poster
 
July 11-12
Grand Marais Arts Festival
Betsy will be set up in downtown Grand Marais. There will be lots of great art set up all over.

July 18  
Book Signing and Reading-3pm  by author: Marlais Brand from her new book “The Hungry Coast”, illustrations by Noah Prinsen.
A show of Noah’s wood block prints will accompany the reading.

July 24-25
Ely Blueberry Festival in Ely, MN
Betsy will be have her art booth set up in Ely for the weekend.
August
Ausust 7th
First Friday Event: Betsy’s Studio and Galleries will all be open until 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month as part of the larger block party happening in Grand Marais. There will be printing demos and other things happening as the months go on.
August 8-9
Powderhorn Art Fair in Minneapolis, MN 
Betsy will be set up with her art for the 20th year. What a great fair. Come visit!
September
September 4th
First Friday Event: Betsy’s Studio and Galleries will all be open until 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month as part of the larger block party happening in Grand Marais. There will be printing demos and other things happening as the months go on.
September 25-October 4th
Crossing Borders Studio Tour
Betsy will have guests in the Studio as well as being here with her woodcuts and paintings. Printing demos daily.
Guest: Jim Sannerud  9/25-10/4 functional Woodenware, turned carved and painted. Woodturning demonstrations daily at 2 pm.
Guest: Fritz Lehmberg  9/25-27 Early Snows Pottery, hand built and wood fired rustic functional pottery.
Guest: Ron Piercy 9/25-10/4 Silver and Gems
Guest: Melissa Wickwire  9/25-27 Handmade custom tile and more
Guest: JD Jorgensen  9/25-27 Native Clay, Wood Fired Functional Ceramics
October
October 2nd
First Friday Event: Betsy’s Studio and Galleries will all be open until 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month as part of the larger block party happening in Grand Marais. There will be printing demos and other things happening as the months go on.
November
November 7th
60 on 50th Art Fair, Burroughs School, Minneapolis, Mn
November 7 -15
Peggy’s Holiday boutique, Roseville Skating Center
December
Holiday Art Underground at Betsy Bowen Studio
News and Events Bird Art by Betsy

Betsy Bowen Studio

Grand Marais, MN - Open daily 11-5

New this season:  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, as well as Betsy's woodcuts, original illustrations, and a variety of Local pottery.  And wait until you see the new, colorful, expanded, light-filled What's Upstairs?

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!
http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/26/betsy-bowen