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"Sensual and bold, delicious Marsala is a daringly inviting tone that nurtures; exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind and soul. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this robust shade incorporates the warmth and richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness."
Leatrice EisemanExecutive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

                   Marsala is (drum roll please) the

So have a glass of it, and wrap yourself up in its warmth and richness. It is a great leather color.

If you were to mix the paint color of Marsala, you would need to mix some green into the red. It's mostly red with a little green. Green is the opposite, or complement of red on the color wheel and therefore mutes it. And that's the beauty of marsala: it is a muted red, soft and ruddy. So it's red with a bit of white and a bit of black and a bit of green. 

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What's this jury panel all about?

I went to the Broad Ripple Art Fair Open Jury in Indianapolis in February. I got to be a "fly on the wall," watching five judges as they decided the fate of 539 artists that had applied for the show.

   Because I am a jewelry artist who participates in juried art shows, and because the jury process has always been dark and mysterious to me, I decided to attend. It was a show to which I had applied, located an hour from my home, and an invitation had been emailed to all applicants.

     When I got there they were finishing up in the photography category. It was in a conference room with a large screen in the front, where the digital images were projected. The five judges sat at two long tables in the front row. Each judge had a laptop in front of them, seeing the same images that were being projected on the large screen. As they viewed the images - all three plus a booth image, the narrator read out loud the artist statement. There is very little interaction between the judges.…