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THE 4th ANNUAL 'SUBMERGE' Art and Environment Festival 2005. Begins on July 16th. ( see below for schedule)

The festival show cases films, videos, photography and environmental remediation exhibits from local and international artists that celebrate and/or raise the public's awareness to our fragile aquatic environments and the environmental, social, and political issues that challenge it. The festival traditionally travels to various indoor and outdoor venues at various communities in NY harbor

Submit your film, video, photography, multimedia installation and environmental remediation exhibit about WATER. Festival offers a competiton and award for" best fine art photography", "best photo documentary", "best video art", "best video or film documentary", "best short in film or video", and "best rediscovered NYC Waterway" Winning entries will be posted on the website, and notified by email. Festival traditionally travels to various venues through out NYC and tri-state area.

All genres are welcome. Video formats are accepted in DVD, VHS, Beta Sp, and Mini DV. Film formats- 16mm, vhs for review. Photography, submit up to six slides, or six 8 x10, or digital files for review. Selected entries will required to be matted and exhibit ready- up to 16 x 20.( Please inquire on larger sizes). Submissions are only $10 before FEBRUARY 1st, $15 dollars BEFORE April 1st, and $25 dollars after. Entries are accepted all year around. Final DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES for SUMMER 05 is- April 30th 2005. Extended deadline June 15th. for more info email

The festival is co-organized by The Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy, Umbrella for the Arts, and Sound Art Films. For more info on where to send submissions. Please email to urbandivers@urbandivers.org. or call Gowanus/Red Hook Station at 718-802-9874, Harlem River Station- 718-901-3331


Returning to Pier 63 Maritime In 2005, with a Grand Opening Exhibits and Party on the Frying Pan and Lackawanna Caboose: Home port of the Historic Ships- The Frying Pan, Fireboat John Harvey, and host a wide variety of Historical sail ships traveling along the NY Harbor. Pier 63 is also the current base of Captain/Explorer Extraordinaire Reid Stowe and "The Anne" his 70 foot schooner. Capt Reid and "The Anne" are working on aproject to spend 1000 Days at Sea. Tales of Capt Reids adventures can be heard every Monday Night, with Live Nature Music, wild spirit dances, Aquatic Videos and much more!. "St. Anne" sails weekly for short trips along the Harbor Estuary. Bar, Grill, Kayaking, Pilate, Dance, Art Festivals, Concerts, Private parties, all on the NYC Waterfront's best kept secret. Pier 63 Maritime is located at West 23rd and West Hway, in Chelsea.

Other venues in NYC, where the Festival has been presented thus far: Anthology Film Archives and Court House Gallery (East Village), The River Project ( Tribeca), Galapagos Art Space ( Williamsburg), Goga Lounge ( Carrol Gardens), Pratt Institute (Bedstuy), Harlem River Marine Station( Roberto Clemente State Park, Bronx), On the Gowanus Cana ( literally, Carrol Gardens)

  • Nisi Ariana Jacobs- Epata Luna - Day and Half - Digital Media/Photography
  • Ferananda D'Agostino- Public Art/ Multimedia, Portland Oregon
  • ***Robert Maas- Gotham Fish Tale, Video, NYC
  • Gloria Machnowsky- Protect Your H20, Multimedia, NYC
  • Ludger K Balan- What you dumo in the river ends up on your dish plate- mobile/multimedia, NYC
  • UDEC- Harlem River, Multimedia Exhibit, NY Harbor.
  • Maura Bordes Cronin- Flotilla, multimedia, New Bedford Massachussets
  • Anand Kamalakan- Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn NY
  • Diana Hobson- Into Being, multimedia- Ben Lamand, California
  • Alissa Ambrose - Photography , NYC, NY
  • ***Amazon Watch- Aguinda Vs Texaco/Chevron- Ecuador
  • ***Leandro Blanco- Video Art
  • Blood and Oil- Mobile/Multimedia- Umbrella for the Arts Collective, with works from Deep DishTV.
  • Contaminated Sediment Problems and Solutions.
  • ***Howard Cash- Untitled ( Photography)
  • ***Donald Tipton- Photography
  • Clarence Williams- Photography
  • Sean O'neil - Gowanus Roots- Video
  • ***Jessica Mador, Alexandre Haggiag, Brett Hovell- Coming Clean Reclaiming the Gowanus- Video


SAT JULY 16th- Submerge Art and Environment Festival Celebrates The Gowanus Canal- This venue will feature an outdoor cinema and multimedia presentation of Live Underwater Video Exploration of what lies beneath the Gowanus Canal showcasing several films about the Gowanus Canal made by local and international filmmakers. The festival is preceded with a guided eco-cruise of the canal aboard The Urban Divers conservation vessel Gowanus Monitor and fleet of skiffs. Films screens at sunset. Eco-cruise begins at 1PM. Festival is in conjunction with 32nd Annual 2nd Street Block Party.

Featured film presentations: Award Winning Documentary- " Coming Clean, Reclaiming the Gowanus Canal", winner of the Columbia Journalism Mencher Award for superior investigative journalism on a local story. Produced by Alexandre Haggiag, Brett Hovell and Jessica Mador. Features interviews with local residents, city council, developers, reps of Army Corp of Engineeres , The Urban Divers, GCCDC, River Keeper and others. "Gowanus Canal"- Anand Kamalakan, "Gotham Fish Tale- Gowanus Canal Excerpts "- Robert Maas, "Gowanus Roots"- Sean Oneil, "Saving the Gowanus Canal"- produced by local filmmaker for NHK (Japanese Public Television). "Heart of the Gowanus"- Keith Rodan- Greenpoint Video ProjectLeandro Blanco's- Multimedia Arts Retrospective. Educational Shorts films: "Contaminated Sediment- Problems and Solutions", "After The Rain- Waste Discharge In Our Rivers". Festival returns to the Gowanu in conjunction with the annnual Gowansu/2nd Block Party. Other activities include: Food vendors, carnival rides, DJ etc. at 2nd and Bond St and Canal. F, G to Carrol St, exit at Second, Make rt left on Smith, rt on 2nd to canal. for more infor call ph/fx 718-802-9874 or email

SAT AUG 6th, 3pm- 7pm- Submerge Art and Environment Festival Celebrates The Harelm River. Featuring the works of world renown underwater photographer DONALD TIPTON, Brooklyn Museum Collection Photographer and Bronx resident HOWARD CASH and OTHERS. @ The Harlem River and Hudson River Marine Station and Ecology Center located at Roberto Clemente State Park, and NYC Bridge Park on the Harlem River off of Sedwick and Cedar Ave. The festival is conjunction with the opening reception of the Harlem River Estuarium- an interpretive aquarium of our urban estuary. Metro ( Hudson River Line to North to Morris Hts, take 2:20 train. stops right at the park. 718-901-3331.

Annual Run at Pier 63 Maritime Lackawanna Caboose- TBA

The festival is made possible with additional support from Independence Foundation, Hudson River Foundation/NYC Environmental Fund, Councilwoman Helen Foster, Brooklyn Arts Council,Sound Art Films, Umbrella for The Arts, and with the generous support of members, community supporters, & volunteers like you.

Past festival exhibit locations: Galapagos Arts Space, Anthology Film Archives New Filmmaker Series and Court House Gallery, The River Project, Lackawanna Historic Caboose, Community Gardens, On the Gowanus Canal ( literally), Pratt Institute, Goga Lounge, and more.
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