January 2016 Exhibit in Collaboration with Jamestown Historical Society

An excerpt from Jamestown Historical Society News in the Jamestown Press by Rosemary Enright: “Other exhibits are being planned. The most exciting will open in mid-January at the Jamestown Arts Center. Several months ago, the arts center began planning an exhibit of portraits in pastels and oil by Nina Baugh Gopcevic (1908-81). She had created the portraits between the ages of 13 and 25, which is when she married. Like many young women of her day, she then focused on her home and family. The artwork had recently been uncovered by family members. While the society’s collection has not focused on the fine arts, it has several paintings, drawings and artifacts from (or depicting) the same period to complement the Gopcevic portraits. Together with the portraits and our pieces, some rare film from the Baugh family gives a rare glimpse into the life of a young and gifted artist. It also captures daily life on Conanicut Island in the 1920s and 1930s.”


ninaNina Baugh: In Search of a Studio of Her Own
Portrait of a young Philadelphia/Jamestown Artist in the early 20th Century
Artwork from the Private Biddle Cotter Family Collection
In Collaboration with the Jamestown Historical Society

Family members recently uncovered portraits in pastels and oil  produced by Nina Baugh Gopcevic (1908-1981). She created the artwork between the ages of thirteen and twenty-five when she married. Pieces from the Nina Baugh collection, complemented by art treasures from the Jamestown Historical Society, provide us a rare glimpse into the life of a young and gifted artist and into daily life on Conanicut Island in the 1920s and 1930s.

Opening: Saturday, January 16, 6 – 8pm

Gallery hours through March 5: Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 2pm

Jamestown Arts Center | Location: 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835 | Mailing Address: PO Box 97, Jamestown,
Rhode Island 02835 | for more Information call: (401) 560-0979 or email


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