Upstream is a unique community of arts professionals who have chosen to affiliate with a non-commercial gallery for greater freedom of expression. Artist members look to Upstream as a venue for experimentation, mutual support and artistic growth, although some also have traditional representation. The gallery embraces all fine arts media and all styles from realism to abstraction. Gallery membership is limited, ensuring a common set of standards and creating a stronger sense of community. Upstream is an emerging resource for new or experienced art collectors as well as area curators, designers and art consultants.
The current 24 Upstream Gallery artist members work in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, collage and assemblage, printmaking and photography. Styles range from the representational to the abstract. Gallery members' work has been widely exhibited and is included in the collections of many museums worldwide.