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
May 12th Open for the Season!
May 27th Sketches of Spain: A Journey in Pictures by Betsy Bowen. Opening Reception with Spanish-style tapas and flamenco guitar music by Briand Morrison. 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  
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!