The Washington Printmakers Gallery Presents Bob Burgess Surfaces

By East City Art Editorial Team on January 29, 2019

Sat, February 2 2019 — Sun, February 24 2019

Bob Burgess, Rome Blue 2, photograph, 30″ x 20″. Courtesy of the Washington Printmakers Gallery.
Reception: Saturday, February 2 from 12pm to 3pm

The Washington Printmakers Gallery presents Bob Burgess, SURFACES, January 31 to February 24, 2019 with a reception Saturday, February 2 from 12 to 3.

Bob Burgess employs digital techniques and tools to present what he sees. The series, Surfaces, is a collection of found painted walls and surfaces from many places during many trips. The French have a phrase for this: errant sans but, referring to wandering without a goal or a target and, therefore, to discover and, hopefully, show what others might have missed.

Bob was a White House Staff Photographer from 1979 -1981. Time Magazine included one of his photos in Pictures of the Year in 1981. His photographs are available at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and the Walter Mondale Vice Presidential Library. He was a still photographer for Ken Burns’ The Civil War, The Capitol and Jazz. His current images are handled by Getty Photos. He has been a member of the White House Press Photographers since 1981. Bob has participated in many exhibitions including at George Mason University and Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, Colorado. His book “Finding Paris” was published in 2010.


  • Thursday – Saturday: 11am to 6pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
  • or by appointment

The exhibition is located at Washington Printmakers Gallery at 1641 Wisconsin Ave. NW. For more information, visit