<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"><html><head><META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"><title>OCT 08.doc</title><style type="text/css" media="print">.hide{display:none}</style></head><body style="margin:0;padding:0"><div class="hide"><div style="background:#ffffcc;padding:4 8;border-bottom:thin solid #eeeeee;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><a href="/mail/?view=att&th=11d12e581c21407d&attid=0.1&disp=attd&zw">Download the original attachment</a></div></div><div style="margin:1ex"> <div> <p align="center"><font size="5" face="Sylfaen"><b>SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA RUG SOCIETY</b></font></p> <p><font size="6" face="Sylfaen"><b> October Newsletter</b> <b> 2008 </b></font></p> <br> <p align="center"><font size="6" face="Poor Richard"><b>Oriental Carpets in Early Renaissance Paintings: </b></font></p> <p align="center"><font size="6" face="Poor Richard"><b>A New Interpretation</b> </font></p> <p> <font size="3" face="Poor Richard"> </font></p> <p align="center"><font size="6" face="Poor Richard"><b>Lauren Arnold</b> </font></p> <br> <p align="center"><font size="5" face="Poor Richard"><b>Co-sponsored with the West Coast Chapter of the Armenian Rugs Society </b></font></p> <br> <p align="center"><font size="5" face="Poor Richard"><b>Wednesday, October 29, 2008</b></font></p> <br> <p align="center"><font size="5" face="Poor Richard"><b>Rugs &amp; Carpets, Inc.</b></font></p> <p align="center"><font size="5" face="Poor Richard"><b>931 North Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94401</b></font></p> <p align="center"><font size="3" face="Poor Richard"> (Formerly Simonian Oriental Rugs: </font></p> <p align="center"><font size="3" face="Poor Richard"> same venue, different name and different address number)</font></p> <br> <p align="center"><font size="5" face="Poor Richard"><b>Refreshments at 7:00 p.m. Presentation at 7:30 p.m.</b></font></p> <br> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">Join art historian Lauren Arnold for an evening of visual delights, in her digital presentation of Renaissance paintings done before 1500 that include splendid oriental carpets. Lauren will discuss her new theory on the origin and meaning of animal carpets in these paintings. (Hint: she thinks they re Armenian!)</font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">Lauren Arnold is an independent scholar and a research fellow with the Ricci Institute at the University of San Francisco. She is the author of <i>Princely Gifts and Papal Treasures: The Franciscan Mission to China and Its Influence on the Art of the West 1250 1350</i>. Her lecture for us grew out of research she is completing for a companion volume to <i>Princely Gifts.</i> </font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">Everyone is encouraged to bring related old rugs or fragments for a show and tell after the presentation. Attendees are invited to bring books as well as textiles that may relate to the topic. </font></p> <a name="0.1_table01"></a> <div align="left"> <table width="594" border="2" cellspacing="0"> <tr valign="top"><td height="93"> <br><font size="4" face="Poor Richard"><b>Directions to Rugs &amp; Carpets, Inc..</b></font> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">Gallery is next door to  Simonian Rugs, which has a large, visible sign. Coming from the north, take the Poplar Ave Exit (417) off of Highway 101and turn right onto N. Amphlett Blvd. Rugs and Carpets is about 1/2 mile down. Coming from the south, take the Peninsula Exit from Highway 101, go over the overpass, turn right onto Humboldt at the first light, go right on Bays Water, and make a right onto N. Amphlett (the frontage road) at the stop sign.</font></p> </td></tr> </table> </div> <br> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">For further information, please call (650) 343-8585 or visit the Armenian Rugs Society website at </font><a href="http://www.armenianrugssociety.com/" target="_blank"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><u>www.armenianrugssociety.com</u></font></a><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">.</font></p> <p align="center"><font size="4" face="Poor Richard"><b>What s Ahead for SFBARS in 2008-2009</b></font></p> <br> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><b>November 12</b><sup><b>th</b></sup>. S.Peter Poullada,  Weavings of the Middle Amu Darya Turkmen: New Findings from the MAD Research Project. I hope to schedule this at Krimsa (Paul, please </font></p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">note!)</font></p> <br> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><b>December 7</b><sup><b>th</b></sup>. Annual Dinner and Silent Auction of the last pieces donated from the John Sommer Collection, at 6:00 pm Sunday evening at Greens Restaurant at Fort Mason, San Francisco. (See invitation enclosed.)</font></p> <p> </p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><b>February 4 or 5,</b><sup><b> </b></sup> <b>2009</b>. A visiting Speaker in conjunction with the Tribal Arts Show. Topic will be weavings of the Bakhtiyari and other South Persian Tribes. (We will coordinate the date with the Textile Arts Council and deYoung Museum to avoid conflicting with the Jones Memorial Lecture.)</font></p> <p> </p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><b>March 10, 2009</b>. New Acquisitions Show and Tell and Moth Market. Members will have the chance to show off their pieces and, if they wish, offer them for sale or trading. To be held at the Eilands in Berkeley.</font></p> <p> </p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><b>April 30 to May 3, 2009. </b> ACOR conference in St. Louis. Peter Poulada has registration packets, or consult ACOR website (</font><a href="http://www.acor-rugs.org/" target="_blank"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><u>www.acor-rugs.org</u></font></a><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">) for details. </font></p> <p> </p> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><b>End of May</b> (probably the 24th). Annual visit to Jim Dixon&#39;s carpet palace in Occidental.</font></p> <br> <br> <p align="center"><font size="4" face="Poor Richard"><b>Further Notes . . .</b></font></p> <br> <p><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">The San Francisco Public Library is showing 1970s era photographs of Afghanistan in the Skylight Gallery. Films on Afghanistan will be shown Thursdays at noon, October 25 and 30, in the Koret Auditorium, on the lower level. A presentation on the Role of Women in Afghanistan will be made on November 16 at 2:30 p.m., also in the Koret Auditorium.</font></p> <br> <p align="justify"><font color="#231F20" size="3" face="Times New Roman"><i> [Members: If you know of upcoming lectures, exhibitions or the like of potential interest to the SFBARS membership, please send the information to</i> </font><a href="mailto:elizabeth.shedd@att.net" target="_blank"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><u>elizabeth.shedd@att.net</u></font></a><font size="3" face="Times New Roman">.]</font></p> <br> <br> <p><a name="0.1_graphic02"></a><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"><img src="http://mail.google.com/mail/?name=d33be9805ff33117.jpg&amp;attid=0.1&amp;disp=vahi&amp;view=att&amp;th=11d12e581c21407d" height="1" width="1" alt="Your browser may not support display of this image."> </font></p> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br><a name="0.1_table02"></a> <div align="left"> <table width="623" border="2" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr><td> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr valign="top"><td height="3"> <br><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"><b>SFBARS Board Members</b></font> <p align="justify"><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Peter Poullada President</font></p> <p align="justify"><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Jon Eldan Secretary</font></p> <p align="justify"><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Pat Leiser Treasurer</font></p> <p align="justify"><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Jacqueline Van Lang Membership</font></p> <p align="justify"><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Elizabeth Shedd Newsletter</font></p> <p align="justify"><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Hillary Dumas Website</font></p> <p align="justify"><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Jim Dixon</font></p> <p align="justify"><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Renee Rausin</font></p> <p align="justify"><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Sandra Whitman</font></p> <br> <p align="justify"><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> Murray Eiland Emeritus</font></p> <p align="justify"><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> John Sommer, M.D. Emeritus</font></p> </td> <td> <br><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"><b>Members may contact Peter Poullada at <a href="mailto:sppoullada@sbcglobal.net" target="_blank">sppoullada@sbcglobal.net</a>.</b></font> <p align="justify"><font size="2" face="Times New Roman"><b>The San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society is a nonprofit organization whose publications and events are supported by your subscriptions. Individual subscriptions are $40 annually, $60 for two people at the same address. Please send renewals, address changes, or subscriptions to Jacqueline Van Lang, SFBARS Membership, 6 Muir Ave., Piedmont, CA 94610. </b> <b><a href="mailto:jvanlang@hotmail.com" target="_blank">jvanlang@hotmail.com</a>. For more information about SFBARS, including information about membership, an archive of past Newsletter articles, rug pictures and other features, please explore the SFBARS website at <a href="http://www.sfbars.org" target="_blank">www.sfbars.org</a></b>.<b><u> </u></b></font></p> <br></td></tr> </table> </td></tr> </table> </div> </div> </div></body></html>