Between Two Galleries is now accepting proposals for exhibition for the 2021 calendar year. BTG is located directly between Var West Gallery and Hawthorn Contemporary. Between Two Galleries' primary focus is to support pop-up creative events exploring the exhibitory environment. Each exhibition is carefully considered by the quality of the statement of intent, and overall cohesion with the programming of the surrounding galleries, Var West Gallery and Hawthorn Contemporary."


Please submit a proposal to with email & file title, "BTG Proposal 2021_name"



This exhibition explores the idea on how our current landscape is impacting how artists communicate through their art. Each artist brings a unique perspective into the curation of this exhibition with the hope that viewers can connect and possibly relate to what is happening in our own communities. Together we are better for today and for the future we create.


Indiana Green is an annual group exhibition featuring 2-D and 3-D works by artists living and working in Wisconsin. The first Indiana Green was curated by Frank Juarez in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in 2010 to recognize artists that supported him as an artist. What was supposed to be a one-year exhibition gradually grew into an annual exhibition gaining the attention of Wisconsin artists. Since 2017, Indiana Green has been traveling across the state of Wisconsin with a new roster of artists featured every year. This exhibition goes beyond exhibiting work. It connects artists, helps build professional relationships, and introduces their work to the Milwaukee community. To date, Indiana Green has featured 74 artists. 


Indiana Green introduces a diverse body of work by artists working from paintings to mixed media, sculpture to printmaking, and installation to photography. This exhibition features works that are meaningful and significant today in Wisconsin's contemporary art landscape.


opening virtually and by appointment: Saturday, October 3rd



Siara Berry graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2015 holding a degree in Sculpture and Creative Writing. After traveling to London as part of the Windgate Fellowship, Berry returned to Milwaukee to pursue a career as a creative professional. Berry currently works as a project director and fabricator as a local design firm and maintains her studio practice alongside. Berry has exhibited her work in Milwaukee, Kansas City, and Chicago. Berry lives and works between Bay View and Walker’s Point.



David Najib Kasir is an Arab American artist born in 1977 to immigrant parents of Iraq and Syria. Kasir's work is comprised of personal narratives and surrounds the act of coming to terms with the challenges of life, family, love, war, home and loss. His work transcends the basic conversation of the issues surrounding Syria and the Middle East and gives you something truly palpable that you feel you are able to emotionally connect with as a subject matter to create a better understand. Kasir has exhibited regularly throughout the Midwest as he lives and paints in Milwaukee's Walker's Point.



Nirmal Raja is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Milwaukee. She approaches her practice as a process of sifting and communicating sensations and ideas with varied materials and processes. Conceptually driven and thematic, her work straddles the personal and the political and is a response to lived experiences that are distilled and strengthened by research in the studio and through reading. She examines notions of memory, identity, place and belonging. Performative collaborations with other artists and the larger community have recently become part of her practice. Occasionally, she curates exhibitions and organizes and facilitates situations that articulate moments of connection and empathy. She is a mentor for Milwaukee Artists Resource Network’s mentorship program. She has participated in solo and group shows in the Midwest, nationally and internationally.



SPOOKY BOOBS uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women’s experiences. SPOOKY BOOBS was formed in 2014 around the goal of producing public artworks with a mission to halt the perpetuation of sexism in our culture. Situating themselves within the history of women’s arts activism, they draw attention to prevalent language that continues to foster resentment and disrespect towards women, initiate community interaction to support the sharing of experiences, and instigate progress towards the eradication of misogynist language from our collective vocabulary. SB’s work is manifested through art installations, performances, printed material, social media campaigns, games, and social interactions. SPOOKY BOOBS is a collaboration between Amy Cannestra, J Myszka Lewis, and Maggie Snyder.

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