From SoCal to Vancouver

We’ll be driving from SoCal to Vancover. Any recommended stops for
galleries, studios, museums, other places of interest along the way?

We'll be driving from SoCal to Vancover. Any recommended stops for
galleries, studios, museums, other places of interest along the

I assume you mean Vancouver BC, not Vancouver Washington…

I live in Oregon and love it, but to be perfectly honest I’d drive
non-stop and spend all my available time in Victoria, Vancouver
Island, and Vancouver in that order. If you have not been to the
Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia before,
then I’d suggest going there first and spending any time left over
(if any) in other places. I would especially recommend seeing Bill
Reid’s Origin Myth statue and his gold boxes. There are one or two
other places that have some of Bill Reid’s work (do an online
search), some of which is jewelry. He was a classically trained
goldsmith, among his other accomplishments.

One of the things I am grateful for in my life is that I was made
aware of Bill Reid by a wonderful teacher and I got to see many of
his works.

The Burke Museum at the University of Washington is nice if you have
time on the way home.

Best wishes,
Neil A.

Which route are you taking? Unless you’re pressed for time, I-5,
though faster, is boring. Take 101 or Hwy 1. (mho)

If you’re taking the true coast route, Hwy 1, then a stop in
Mendocino is good.

Where in SoCal are you departing from? If passing through LA then
the LA Museum of Natural History has a great display of California

While not jewelry related, at stop at the Huntington Gardens,
Library, and Art Museum is outstanding, as is the Getty Museum in

North of Big Sur is the Hearst Castle, but you’ll probably need
reservations to get in. I got in on a walk in basis once, but that
was 1975 in December.

If you go on Hwy 199 from Crescent City, CA to Grants Pass, OR the
lodge at the Oregon Caves Monument is a nice place to stay, typical
National Park lodge rustic.

Ashland, OR has the Shakespeare Festival, offering other playwrights
as well as the great bard.

Portland, OR has Powell’s Bookstore. I found it easy to get lost

Tillamook, OR is famous for it’s cheese.

Astoria, OR was the western terminus of Lewis and Clark’s expedition
and they’ve got some good stuff about it.

If you’re traveling in Aug/Sept then look for delicious blackberries
alongside the road in OR and WA. They grow like weeds, and often

Ellensburg and Cle Elum, WA locally famous for its blue agate called
Ellensburg Blue.

These are just a few things off the top of my head. I’m sure other’s
will have great suggestions as well.

Enjoy your trip!
Mike DeBurgh, GJG
Alliance, OH

The Crystal Room in Mt. Shasta. A lot of rock and rock products and
Beverly the owner is a wonderful woman. If coming up 101, there are
lots of places and things to go to and be seen.

Have a safe trip!!!
John Dach

Hi Andrew, you will be traveling I-5 I assume. I live in Redding, 3
hours north of Sacramento. You are welcome to stop at my shop in
Downtown. I am there Monday through Friday 10 to 5. It’s just a
little jewelry store in business for over 30 years. Then there is
another jewelry gallery in Ashland Oregon about 2.5 hours north of
Redding called FX. It is on the main street of Ashland and has very
cool jewelry. Redding has a very cool new walk bridge, the Sundial,
Ashland has a lot of nice places to check out and very good
restaurants also. Hope that helps. Janine in the very hot North state
of California.

Re: Museum news…3 things:

  1. I’ve heard that the San Diego Natural History Museum exhibit:
    "All that Glitters: the Splendor and Science of Gems and Minerals is
    really spectacular! This was curated by Elise Misiorowski.
    Congratulations, Elise! This ends Sept 6.

and, since there’s been some mention of museum

  1. Some of my work that has been donated as part of the Bresler
    collection to the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery will be on display
    this fall. They have several.

  2. Just found out that one piece has been donated to the Yale
    University Museum’s collection. ( wonder if I get an * next to my
    name in the catalogue because I’m a college drop out?)

Marianne Hunter


Congratulations on having some of your work on display at the
Smithsonian, and also now included in the Yale University Museum
collection. Your work is just wonderful. They really should give you
an honorary degree.