Reality & Perception:

Photography at a Crossroad,


Jan 31 - Feb 24, 2019

Opening Reception,

Sunday, Feb 3rd 2-5 pm


In the early 50’s Berenice Abbott wrote an impassioned essay: "Photography at the Crossroads." In it she argued strongly for the beauty of photography as a realistic medium, in contrast to the Pictorialism of the early part of the century, or the Surrealism of Man Ray. This year we asked photographers to submit work from their own practice that demonstrates their perspectives on these issues. We think you will find the results intriguing.


We were pleased to have the assistance of two wonderful outside jurors this year: Craig J. Barber and Alexandra Grant. Barber has been photographing for over 40 years. He is a master printer, teacher and specialist in antique photo processes. His work explores our ever-changing cultural landscape and he hangs in many major museums in the US and Europe. Alexandra Grant is Director of Chase Contemporary Gallery in Chelsea. which shows both emerging and established artists in many media. She holds a certificate from Sotheby's Institute in Art Business and a law degree with a specialty in intellectual property.


Jennifer P. Dooley, Boardwalk Dreams, Inkjet Print

Nude with Serpent, by Alan Hart, oil on paper, 20 x 16 inches, 2007



December 2018


Members' Group Show


November 2018

Susan Richman

Mitchell Goldberg


October 2018

Phyllis Famiglietti

Louise Cadoux


September 2018

Red, White, and Blue

Group Show


July 2018

PaperWorks 2018


June 2018

Enrico Giordano,

John Maggiotto,

James Sparks


May 2018

Nancy Nikkal

Antonio Alvarez

Madlyn Goldman


April 2018

Cecily Spitzer

Paul Greco


March 2018

Black, White & Grey

A group show


February 2018

Photography Takes Over

Juried Exhibit


January 2018

Juried Small Works Exhibit

Juried Exhibit


December 2017

Into the Light

Gallery Artists Group Show


November 2017

Eleanor Goldstein

Rachel Weatherford Whitlow


October, 2017

Mia de Bethune

Luis Perelman


September, 2017

Dorothy Ehret Hines


August 2017

Red Circle Photographers


July 2017

Paper Works 2017


June 2017

Susan Steeg

Daniel van Benthuysen


May 2017

Mitch Goldberg

Susan Richman


April 2017

Sondra Gold

New Artists


March 2017

Art in This Time

a group exhibit


February, 2017

Photography Takes Over


January, 2017

Small Works Show


December, 2016


an Upstream group exhibit


November, 2016

Ed Lessing

Group Show


October, 2016

Louise Cadoux

Madeline Wilson


September, 2016

Paul Greco,

Cecily Spitzer


August 2016

Red Circle Photographers


July 2016

Works on Paper


June 2016

Enrico Giordano

Upstream Group Show


May 2016

Jo Zalon Meer

Rachel Weatherford Whitlow


April 2016

Dave Rappaport

Joan Rappaport


March 2016

Gallery Artists

Group Show


February, 2016
Photography Takes Over

Annual Juried Show


January, 2016

Small Works

Annual Juried Exhibit


September, 2015

Allen M. Hart Retrospective,






at the Affordable Art Fair


Few artist-run galleries exhibit at major metropolitan art fairs. In the Fall of 2016 Upstream was an exception.


Five of our artists were accepted to exhibit here.

Low Tide, by former member artist Monica Bradbury, oil on canvas, 30 x 15 inches, 2008

Paul Greco, Spacecraft Fragment Triptych #2 - ET Buddha, acrylic on found metal, 2017






Studio Tour










Small Works


Eleanor Goldstein

Antonio Alvarez

Upstream Group

van Benthuysen

Group Show


Gallery Closed

James Sparks

Luis Perelman

Rachel Whitlow

Upstream Group


Small Works


Madlyn Goldman

Sondra Gold

Upstream Group

Mia  de Bethune

Group Show


Gallery Closed

John Maggiotto

Susan Steeg

Jo Zalon Meer

Upstream Group


January 5 - 29

February 1 - 25

Feb. 28 - March 24

March 28-April 21

April 25 - 28

May 2 - May 26

May 30 - June 23

June 27 - July 28

Aug. 1  - Aug. 25

Sept. 5 - Sept. 29

October 3 - 27

Oct. 31 - Nov. 24

Nov. 28 - Dec. 22



2018 Calendar


Most solo shows are self-contained within either the Main Gallery or the Second (West) Gallery. Occasionally the Gallery will host a single group or solo show that uses both galleries. These include most of our juried shows and retrospectives.


This calendar will be updated as appropriate. Meanwhile Gallery patrons and visitors are also encouraged to fill out the email form on this page to receive our monthly email  newsletter which provides more timely specifics as each show approaches.

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