C. Sylvia & Eddie C. Brown Studio at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Competition deadline Oct. 9

Applications are now available for the C. Sylvia and Eddie C. Brown Studio at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Competition.

With the support of Baltimore philanthropists Eddie and Sylvia Brown, the Brown Studio is offered free of charge to an emerging visual artist for a period of two years. The competition is open to practicing artists in a recognized visual or literary medium. Applicants for the Brown Studio must be able to demonstrate an established artistic practice by presenting a CD of representative work and a résumé.

In addition, applicants must submit a completed application and a $25 non-refundable application fee. The monetary value of the Brown Studio is $24,000. The application deadline is Oct. 9. The winning artist will be announced Oct. 30. The tenancy will begin on or about Dec. 1, 2009 and conclude on Nov. 30, 2011. Participating jurors are highly-qualified industry professionals and are independent of the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, LLC.

The studio is located on the second floor and features large windows and 360 square feet of workspace. The building amenities include high-speed Internet access, 24-hour secure access and year-round climate control. Due to the nature of this historic building and its infrastructure, studios are not suited for performing artists or for all visual art disciplines. Any work that requires heavy equipment, bulky materials or a loading dock is not suitable for the building.

The tower is open to the public during monthly open studio days. Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Open Studio Day takes place Oct. 17 from 1-5 p.m., Nov. 7 from 1-5 p.m. and Dec. 5 from 1-5 p.m. Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, located at 21 S. Eutaw Street is a facility managed by Mayor Sheila Dixon and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

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