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 Upcoming Events for 2016
September 23 - October 2  Crossing Borders Studio Tour. Betsy's guests this year will be tilemaker Melissa Wickwire, furniture maker Jim Sannerud and potters Megan Mitchell, JD Jorgenson and Fritz Lehmberg. Studio hours are 10am to 6pm daily.
October 8th - Please join us to help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of "Antler, Bear, Canoe"!  We'll have live music under the tent by the Plucked Up String Band, s'mores over the fire, rare woodcuts from "Antler, Bear, Canoe" and much more. Festivities begin at 11am that day.
November 5th  60 on 50th Holiday Show, Burroughs School, 1601 W. 50th Street, Minneapolis, MN.
November 5-13  Peggy's Holiday Boutique, Roseville Skating Center, Roseville, MN.
December 2-24  Holiday Art Underground at Betsy Bowen Gallery & Artist Studios & more holiday shows in the Twin Cities area, to be announced.
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Betsy Bowen Studio

Grand Marais, MN - Exciting new work at Betsy Bowen Gallery & Artist Studios!
The Gallery is open daily from 11-5. It's the best place to find original woodcuts, cards and books by Betsy. We also have a fine selection of local ceramics from Early Snows Pottery, Jeanne Knight, Bob LaMettry and Chinese inspired porcelain by Jeremy Vaughan. Other artists, such as Grand Marais painters Mary Schliep, Heidi Sobanja and Timothy Young will be featured throughout the season.

We are also the home of  Stephan Hoglund Borderlands Gallery, where you will find art jewelry made from local gemstones as well as portrait and wedding photography.

New downstairs this year is Ron's World Rocks: Silver & Gems. Rings, pendants, earrings and sculpture by Ron Piercy. http://www.ronsworldrocks.com

Upstairs you can find the working studios of Wickwire Clay Works, handmade tile and custom installations by Melissa Wickwire. http://www.wickwireclayworks.com 
& J. Sannerud Studios, functional, turned carved and painted woodenware and furniture by Jim Sannerud. http://www.jsannerud.com.  

Hamline University's online journal, Bookology recently spoke with Betsy, Phyllis Root and Beckie Prange, about their collaboration on the new children's book "One North Star." http://www.bookologymagazine.com/article/one-north-star-three-creative-artists/

Betsy is honored as one of 50 Over 50 artists, writers, musicians, performers, thespians, filmmakers, and other creatives who contribute to Minnesota’s thriving culture! Read the entire list and Betsy's story here: http://www.pollenmidwest.org/stories/50-over-50/

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

A Collection of Birds, Betsy's 2017 Calendar! To place an order, follow the link to the web store: http://www.woodcut.com/calendars.php