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.  
June 17 - July 17 "In Words and Pictures: MN Women Author-Illustrators." At the Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery, 2501 Stevens Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN.
June 25-26  Park Point Art Fair, on the harbor in Duluth, MN.
July 9-10  Grand Marais Art Fair, downtown Grand Marais, MN.
July 30-31  Loring Park Art Fair, downtown Minneapolis, MN.
August 6-7  Powderhorn Art Fair, Powderhorn Park, South Minneapolis, MN.
August 25 - September 5  Betsy is one of the featured authors in the Alphabet Forest at the MN State Fair. 
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.
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.  

Join us for printmaking demonstrations by Betsy most every Saturday from 12 - 3 pm during the summer and fall season.

Betsy's animal classic Tracks in the Wild is again available in hardcover. It's the perfect introduction to northwoods animal identification.  http://lookingglassreview.com/books/tracks-in-the-wild

We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of One North Star. A new book
by Phyllis Root, and illustrated by Betsy Bowen & Beckie Prange that will be out this August.

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

Hot off the press!  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