About the project


MAKE YOUR MARK ON HISTORY!
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We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to save the historic Jester Farmhouse, for local artists of all disciplines and skill levels to use as meeting, working, and gallery space. Jester Artspace, Inc. has partnered with the property owner, New Castle County, Del., to renovate the property. In turn, we will operate the house in a manner of direct benefit to the surrounding community. The Jester Farmhouse has been deemed to be of significant historic value to the people of New Castle County. It is one of the few remaining modest pre-Civil War farmsteads that were once common in Northern Delaware. The house sits amid 25.8 acres of original farmland at 2818 Grubb Road, which is among the oldest colonial-era trade routes in the mid-Atlantic U.S.
Please donate if you can. Your contributions are fully tax-deductible. Our donors receive original, limited-edition, artist-signed prints. Do something good for the arts in Brandywine Hundred and enjoy a piece of original art! If you would like us to stay in touch, you can also join our email list.

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3 weeks ago

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Five years ago a group of friends talked about starting a nonprofit group to save an old farmhouse for the arts and community benefit. None of us had any idea how to do it so we just did web searches and took books from the library. Today we got big $20,000 boost from Crestlea Foundation. Its just so uplifting when a major philanthropic organization joins the effort! Huge thank you Crestlea! ...

Five years ago a group of friends talked about starting a nonprofit group to save an old farmhouse for the arts and community benefit. None of us had any idea how to do it so we just did web searches and took books from the library. Today we got big $20,000 boost from Crestlea Foundation. Its just so uplifting when a major philanthropic organization joins the effort! Huge thank you Crestlea!

 

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Well that’s a great way to start the new year!!

That's great! Keep up the good work!

Congratulations! That’s awesome.

Congratulations!!!

Fantastic!

Congratulations Jester Artspace and the grant writer.

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1 month ago

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Architect Ed Rahme's show opens tonight at Oxford Arts Alliance, featuring "1500 sketchbook pages spanning 27 years, models, and other madness!" Ed has been a dear friend to Jester Artspace through thick and thin and has donated his time to help us navigate our crazy project almost from the start. Really great and talented guy! Show opening is 5-8pm at 38 South 3rd St., Oxford, PA. We hope to see you!

Oxford Arts Alliance
OPENING tomorrow, Friday night, from 5-8 pm!!
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1 month ago

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Artspace President Alan Baseden and V.P./Construction Chair Suzanne Murphy have been invited by the County to take questions specifically about Jester Artspace at their community meeting about development at Jester Park. The meeting will be Thursday, 6:30 pm at Brandywine Hundred Library.

We hope you will be able to come out, ask questions, and show your support for our efforts to renovate the pre-Civil War farmhouse for the arts.

We are entering a critical time in our project. We have some big grant-reporting deadlines this year and it is important that we demonstrate progress. To be blunt, it's possible we could get our funding yanked if things don't move. In order to do that, we need the county to make progress on their share of the renovation work first. Letting the them know that you support what we are doing and that you have our backs would be huge.

See you Thursday!
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Artspace President Alan Baseden and V.P./Construction Chair Suzanne Murphy have been invited by the County to take questions specifically about Jester Artspace at their community meeting about development at Jester Park. The meeting will be Thursday, 6:30 pm at Brandywine Hundred Library.

We hope you will be able to come out, ask questions, and show your support for our efforts to renovate the pre-Civil War farmhouse for the arts.

We are entering a critical time in our project. We have some big grant-reporting deadlines this year and it is important that we demonstrate progress. To be blunt, its possible we could get our funding yanked if things dont move. In order to do that, we need the county to make progress on their share of the renovation work first. Letting the them know that you support what we are doing and that you have our backs would be huge.  

See you Thursday!

 

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Thanks for attending and presenting information about Jesyer Artspace! I want to come take an art class!

Great job with your presentation! So excited that you officially got the lease and that Dee Durham - New Castle County Council is so supportive 😉

I think the Brandywine Hundred Library is closed on Thursdays. Will it be open for this meeting?

Hoping to come this week...but can you share more about the development of jester park? What does the park look like as proposed?

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1 month ago

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First Board Meeting of 2020! Looking for a certain program? Let us know what you want to see on in this year's list of events. ...

First Board Meeting of 2020! Looking for a certain program? Let us know what you want to see on in this years list of events.

 

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Thank you for all of your suggestions. This type of feed back is really valuable to us as we structure our programs. We will certainly try our best to find skilled artists and craftspeople to teach these workshops! Keep an eye out for spring programs.

Jeana Carey, Kristen Stead Kelly, Liz Coraggio Hadley, Shannon Wright Garrity we do a monthly sketch night with a costumed model. In our meeting today we talked about offering more coaching and instruction during these sessions. Would that be useful? --Alan

Animation art class for kids/tweens/teens; drawing/painting for teens and adults

Mosaics, papier-mâché, and pottery.

Something we can do with our kids! But substantial like ceramics or photography. It doesn’t have to be parents and kids, it could be just a generational program. ❤️

Would love to see Adult Watercolor and Oil Painting classes.

Glass mosaics, pottery, painting, drawing

Sketchnotes, bible journaling, young kids art playgroup during the day. Doodling your ideas.

Looking for local art classes for an 8 year old. Drawing, pottery, painting.

Would love to learn to draw. I enjoy painting, but really need to start with the basic of drawing.

Drawing classes for autistic children! My son is 10yrs old & high functioning. He has self-taught to draw but would love to get him into classes.

Clay and ceramics!

Glass classes!

Anything and everything for teens !!!

I would like to join in. What did I need to do?

Adult sketching

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2 months ago

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Remember our October Sketch Night? The maternal-themed one with our expectant model? Well hello little guy! Revan Maximilian, Dec. 12, 7 lb 15 oz. Thanks for the photo, Daralene! ...

Remember our October Sketch Night? The maternal-themed one with our expectant model? Well hello little guy! Revan Maximilian, Dec. 12, 7 lb 15 oz. Thanks for the photo, Daralene!

 

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Merry Christmas Jester family!

Sweet

Sweet!

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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#GivingTuesday is here! Today is the day to support those causes that mean the most to you. As we prepare to turn the page on 2019 please consider supporting Jester Artspace as we contunue our mission restoring the past for the future of the arts in our community. ...

3 months ago

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GIVE US A SMILE!! 
Did you know your online shopping this holiday season can benefit non-profits like Jester Artspace without costing you anything? Simply log into your Amazon shopping account through http://Smile.Amazon.com. Set Jester Artspace, Inc as your designated charity of choice. And Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to benefit our cause. Now that you know, Get Shopping!!Image attachmentImage attachment

3 months ago

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We will not be having our regular November sketch night tomorrow. We will be back on Wednesday, December 18. See you then! ...

3 months ago

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Great time at Saturday's linocut printing workshop! ...

 

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Looking forward to taking this class if offered again.

I had fun and learned something new, thanks!

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3 months ago

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Still room for our Linocut Workshop on Saturday! Last chance to sign up! jesterartspace.org/signup ...

Still room for our Linocut Workshop on Saturday! Last chance to sign up! jesterartspace.org/signupImage attachmentImage attachment

3 months ago

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GivingTuesday was created with a simple idea: a global day that encourages people to do good. Did you know many employers will match donations made to non profit organizations, such as Jester Artspace? Let us know if we can assist in completing your matching gifts forms! ...

GivingTuesday was created with a simple idea: a global day that encourages people to do good. Did you know many employers will match donations made to non profit organizations, such as Jester Artspace? Let us know if we can assist in completing your matching gifts forms!

3 months ago

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Still time to sign up for our linocut workshop at Buzz Ware Village Center at noon, Saturday 11/16! Details and signup: jesterartspace.org/signup ...

Still time to sign up for our linocut workshop at Buzz Ware Village Center at noon, Saturday 11/16! Details and signup: jesterartspace.org/signup
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