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.

Winter Studio hours are listed under "News and Events," (right). Web store is open all year.

Calendar of Upcoming Events for 2017
February 25 to April 1st ~ “It’s for the Birds," a multi-artist, multi-media exhibit all about birds. Public reception on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 12 - 3.
Jacques Art Center ~ 121 2nd Street NW, Aitkin, MN.
May 26 to June 25 ~ Spring Art Underground Show at Betsy Bowen Gallery. Friday
evening sneak peek from 5-8pm. The show continues through Sunday, June 25.
August 12 to October 8th ~ "Homage to the Home Town," a solo exhibit of woodcuts and paintings by Betsy Bowen. Opening reception on Saturday, August 12 from 6-8 pm. Lanesboro Arts, 103 Parkway Avenue North, Lanesboro, MN. 
September 16 ~ Annual MN Children's Book Festival, noon to 5pm. Betsy will present with Phillis Root about their book "Plant a Pocket of Prairie." Anderson Center, 163 Tower View Drive, Red Wing, MN.
News and Events Bird Art by Betsy

Betsy Bowen Studio

Grand Marais, MN -
Winter Hours

Gallery hours, January - March are TH, FRI, SAT from 11am - 5pm and some Sundays, if it's a long weekend.

Betsy Bowen Studio is the best place to find rare and exclusive woodcuts by Betsy, signed books, calendars, cards, local pottery and lots more.

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

Upstairs you can find the working studio of Wickwire Clay Works, handmade tile and custom installations by Melissa Wickwire. http://www.wickwireclayworks.com 

Congratulations to One North Star! The winner of a 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.  

Betsy was 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!

Follow the link to Betsy's books on line, including One North Star.