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

August 7-23
Opening reception Friday August 7th   5 - 8pm
ARCHIVES:   A special show and sale of Betsy’s wood block prints rarely, if ever, seen including many small black and white prints from early in Betsy’s career. Many of these prints were made for special events and before now not offered for sale.  
EXTRAS:  Also included in this show and sale are select pieces from Betsy Bowen and Stephen Hoglund's personal collections of work by favorite artists.
Join in the fun of discovering what treasures you might find.
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. In September the First Friday event is an opening reception of Paintings and Hand-Painted Woodcuts by Betsy Bowen. 5-8 pm
September 4-18
Paintings and Hand-Painted Woodcuts
A show of archived paintings and hand-painted woodcuts by Betsy. Included are original illustrations from the many books Betsy has authored, illustrated and collaborated on.
Upstairs at Betsy Bowen Studio and Galleries.
September 12
Minneapolis Monarch Festival at Lake Nokomis. Join Betsy at the Monarch Festival that celebrates the long flight of the butterfly. Betsy will have her book Plant a Pocket of Prairie as well as monarch prints and a few other things. 10-4pm
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 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 7th
60 on 50th Art Fair, Burroughs School, Minneapolis, Mn
November 7 -15
Peggy’s Holiday Boutique, Roseville Skating Center
Holiday Art Underground at Betsy Bowen Studio

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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!

The 2016 Calendar is here!
Betsy's Vintage Woodcut Posters