News, Exhibits & Events

Banned in DC Slideshow, Talk and Book Signing with Cynthia Connolly.

The Banned in DC, Stories from the Island of Big Sur, and 18 (deckle edged) postcards of Cones Along Highway 1, Big Sur, California will be for sale.

Washington, D.C.: June 18, 2021

Focus on the Story Festival: Punk the Capital Film

I will be in a panel with James June Schneider & Paul Bishow, film makers, along with moderator Jason Hamacher after the DC punk film documentary, Punk the Capital.

Before and after the screening, the book, Banned in DC, along with other projects including my new postcard series: 18 (deckle edged) Postcards of Highway Safety Cones Along Highway 1, Big Sur, California and Stories from the Island of Big Sur will be for sale.

More info on the event page, Eventbrite, or Facebook event page.

Washington, D.C.: May 20, 2021

Announcing my new postcards series!!, 18 (deckle edged) POSTCARDS OF CONES ALONG HIGHWAY 1, BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA in special letter-pressed limited signed edition display packaging.

Check out my Instagram account and see the step by step process of making this series of postcards, from photographing in Big Sur, to designing unique packaging that includes letterpress printing to the release!!

This postcard set of photographs was shot between 2015-2020 using the cherished 1963 Olympus Pen F 'half-frame' film camera. Lots of handy-work went into making this package of postcards! The die for cutting these glossy deckle edged cards and the wood, lead fonts and printing press used to create the letter-pressed handy reusable display packaging are all from the same era. You will find 2 each of 7 designs plus 4 bonus cards, so you can keep a set for yourself and send the others to friends! Signed and limited edition. Don't forget that there are postcard stamps available at your post office! See the images of this new postcard at my online store (until we can post them here on the website).

To complete your collection, also buy the chapbook, Stories from the Island of Big Sur, California, where you will find an original c-print photograph of a safety cone in the back pocket.

In addition, if you buy the postcards and the chapbook together, you get a bonus letter-pressed sleeve to store together in your book case. You must order both the chapbook and postcards at the same time to get the letter-pressed sleeve added to your order for free by ordering the COMBINATION DEAL item.

New York, New York: December 13, 2020- ??

The Inaugural Exhibition: of a new gallery: Hey Check This Out Gallery

I'm excited to be with some long time friends in this exhibition, curated by Rich Jacobs: Charlie Ahearn, (Nonni) Jon Anderson, Janette Beckman, Thomas Campbell, Monica Canilou, Chris Duncan, James Gallagher, Daniel Givens, Sean Greene, David Grubbs, Spencer Herbst, Penelope Houston, Jordin Isip, Atiba Jefferson, Amy Kauffman, Tim Kerr, Mirian Kleinstahl, Matt Leines, Rob Lowe, Richard McGuire, John McKlean, Kelly Ording, David Pajo, Bert Querioz, James Ulmer, Ian Wright, Jah Wobble, Josh Wildman, Lena Wolff

You will see: One artwork by the artist alongside something that is inspiring to that artist.

Hey Check This Out Gallery, 329 Bowery, New York, NY 10003. Check it out in person, or virtually through Instagram @heycheckthisoutnyc

Washington, DC: November 17 - December 1, 2020

Grump at Home: Online at GRUMPATHOME.com

I will be a part of an online holiday sales extravaganza called GRUMP AT HOME. All sales will support only US shipments. The added bonus is that you can pay extra in the DC area to have a YETI deliver your purchases to you!

Follow Grump on Instagram @Ilovegrump

Malaga, Spain: October 9 - November 18, 2020

Flex Your Camera: at the Moments Festival

Curated by Pat Graham, Dischord Records Photography with: Shawn Brackbill, Cynthia Connolly, Bert Queiroz, Pat Graham, Alberto Polo, Tiffany Pruitt, Jim Saah, Brad Sigal and Antonia Tricarico

Interview by Pat Graham

Washington, DC: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 5-6:30pm

Present Tense, DC Punk and DIY Right Now: at Transformer

Cynthia Connolly is guest panelist during Farrah Skeiky's exhibition, "Present Tense, DC Punk and DIY Right Now". Connolly and Skeiky will dive into the then and now of scene dynamics, the process of documenting live music, self-publishing, the accessibility of photography, and the changing cultural landscape of DC. This talk will be followed by a short Q&A.

Transformer Gallery, 1404 P Street, NW Washington, DC


2019 Banned in DC Southwest Tour!

Banned in DC Slideshow, Talk and Book Signing with Cynthia Connolly. Books and letterpressed postcard grab bags will be for sale.

Washington, DC, October 26, 2019

Transformer Benefit Auction at the Corcoran School of Art and Design

Framed portraits of members of Minor Threat taken in 1983 will be in this auction.

Winchester, VA: Friday, July 19, 9:45 AM

Passion to Profession: Turning Creativity and Craft into Commerce at the 1455 Summer Literary Festival

Local artists and entrepreneurs Cynthia Connolly, Kerry Stavely and Neil Stavely (Tin Top Art and Handmade), Sarah Cohen (Route 11 Potato Chips), and Jill Donnelli-Hu (Dharma Yoga Studio) discuss the highs, occasional lows, and blessings of turning passions and obsessions into business plans. Moderated by Christine Patrick (Winchester Book Gallery).

Find the 1455 Literary Festival at 455litarts.org

Brooklyn, NY: Friday, July 5, 2019, 6-8pm

First Friday Porch Chat, Urban Soils Institute and Project: Soils

Join Project: Soils artists Cynthia Connolly and Margaret Boozer, Urban Soils Institute scientist and Director Tatiana Morin, special guest Stefanie Fedor, and Swale House artist Julie Nagle for a laid back porch chat on a wide range of topics including soils, art, recycling and environmental activism. Possible guest appearance by Sam Droege and Sue Stockman, who are leading the Bee Build project at Swale House the following day.

Governors Island, Nolan Park House, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/363862730997406/

Washington, DC: Friday, May 10, 2019; 9-10am

Hirshhorn AM talk at Dolcezza

As Special Projects Curator, developer of Arlington Cultural Affairs' Arlington Art Truck, and with Rachel Schmidt, whose installation Trash Garden inhabits will join the Hirshhorn for a morning conversation about making art accessible and impactful.

Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW, Washington, DC

Dolcezza Coffee and Gelato will open at 8:45am.

Washington, DC: Sunday, January 27, 2019; 11AM-5PM

DC Record Fair at Penn Social

I will be djing from noon-1pm (vinyl only!) and will have a table selling the Banned in DC book, some postcards, some photos of musicians from my stash and as a bonus, I will also be selling my sister, Anna Connolly's new Album, "After Thoughts".

$5 early bird admission at 11, $2 admission after 12

Penn Social - 801 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Washington, DC: Saturday, January 26, 2019; 1-3pm

House of Champions Panel Discussion at Gallery OonH

Come to a panel discussion and also see Michael Horsley's exhibition and installation, "House of Champions". Panel discussion includes photographers Cynthia Connolly, Chris Suspect, Carolyn Toye and Michael Horsley and will be moderated by Jeff Krulik. Reception to follow.

We will discuss how working in and around the city of Washington DC has influenced our body of work and artistic practice. "House of Champions" depicts Horsley's vintage images of Washington DC, primarily taken during the 1980s. Books by each photographer will be available for sale and signing.

I will be selling the Banned in DC book at this event. If you have not seen this exhibit, this is the time to do it. This is the last week of this great installation and exhibition!

Gallery OonH, 1354 H Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Washington, DC: January 2019

I am excited to announce that I was the cover article on the Washington City Paper

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