2021 Water Birds calendars are here!  Twelve woodcuts by Betsy on richly designed pages.  Always an exciting day to load the boxes of fresh printing in the van.  

New cards in a new style, a Six Pack of Comfort, from daily drawings seeking comfort during the uncertainty of the Sheltering-in-Place time in the spring of 2020.

And just in, a new book for adults, a history of the Lake Superior region in the 20th Century, told as a rollicking epic poem.  The Bowser Chronicles was written by passionate local historian Glenn Sandvik in 1992, and is packed with glimpses into the tone of the times from 1900 through the 80's.  Ink and sepia watercolor illustrations by Betsy, who learned a lot about where we live.

Calendar of Upcoming Events for 2020
Greetings dear ones.
July 1, and we are open daily 11-5, to enjoy visitors with face masks.  Summer has been beautiful, I love all the flowers in gardens and on roadsides.

Do check the webstore here at woodcut.com, we are happy to send goods to you, or have items ready for you to pick up here.

We hope you are well.
Love to y'all.
Betsy & Jeremy


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.

The web store is open all year.

We have added some new sections to the web store,
for T-shirts and One-of-a-Kind art as it happens.
Please do browse !

Seasonal Studio hours are listed under "News and Events," (right). 
Do take a look at The Lost Forest, 
the story of old growth forest skipped by the loggers due to an error in the 1882 survey, written by Phyllis Root, pix by Betsy Bowen, published by University of Minnesota Press.
Available from us or your favorite bookstore.
Betsy's Rare Art from the Archives, will be ongoing and rotating, including a number of sold out favorite woodcuts from forgotten corners, one-of-a-kind book illustrations, and early works from 1969 onward, large and small.  Watch for updates on Instagram, and in the One-of-A-Kind section in the web store.
News and Events Bird Art by Betsy

Betsy Bowen Studio

Grand Marais, MN - Open for the season daily 11-5.  
Please wear your face mask when you come.
Order ahead for curbside pickup any day.
Betsy Bowen Studio is the best place to find rare and exclusive woodcuts by Betsy, signed books, original calendars, cards, and t-shirts.  Local pottery and work by local and regional artists is available to browse in the gallery.

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

Betsy's newest book for children is The Lost Forestby Phyllis Root, illustrations by Betsy, published April 2019, by University of Minnesota Press.

Congratulations to One North Star,  Winner of the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Children's Literature as well as winner of the 2017 Riverby Award, given by the John Burroughs Association for exceptional natural history writing for young readers. Hamline University's online journal, Bookology spoke with Betsy, Phyllis Root and Beckie Prange, about their collaboration on the award-winning children's book.  

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