About the project

MAKE YOUR MARK ON HISTORY!
Get someone you love an Artspace! Support our efforts while you recognize someone this holiday season with a donor brick or a set of our one-of-a-kind holiday cards! Learn more »

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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1 week ago

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Plus! A quick tour of the high school sketchbooks of Henry & Rama Hughes. ...

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4 weeks ago

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Give a gift donation for the holidays! A special message will be inscribed on our brick walkway with a $100 donation on a loved-ones behalf. We will give you a card to tell them that they helped save the past for the future of the arts! jesterartspace.org/happy-holidays ...

Give a gift donation for the holidays! A special message will be inscribed on our brick walkway with a $100 donation on a loved-ones behalf. We will give you a card to tell them that they helped save the past for the future of the arts! jesterartspace.org/happy-holidaysImage attachment

4 weeks ago

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Jester "Twelve Days" holiday cards are in the mail to our $50 donors. With this nice display box, you may just want to hold on to these unique designer cards! Or give them as the most Delaware gift ever! Get them here: jesterartspace.org/happy-holidays ...

Jester Twelve Days holiday cards are in the mail to our $50 donors. With this nice display box, you may just want to hold on to these unique designer cards! Or give them as the most Delaware gift ever! Get them here: jesterartspace.org/happy-holidaysImage attachment

 

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I just got my cards. They are beautiful. I want to frame them all and hang them in a row as Christmas decorations. And I can’t believe the handmade box they came in. Wow!!

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1 month ago

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Beautiful sunny day today at Buzz Ware for linocut workshop! Very fun afternoon! As much as we love it there, we can't wait to be in our farmhouse! ...

 

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Beautiful work everyone! Looks like it was a great workshop.😊 Wish I could have joined you but I had another commitment.

I want to do this one day!

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1 month ago

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Holiday cards are here! Our custom cards celebrate our creative spirit, our farm, and our supporters. We are giving a full set of 12 to our $50 donors. See our donor options at jesterartspace.org/happy-holidays ...

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Lucy stole my piper from last year for the sake of socialism.

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1 month ago

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Still time to sign up for Saturday Linocut Workshop. Not an artist? Or have creative block? No worries! We will have some simple starter designs and tricks to get you carving and inking right away. Saturday, noon at Buzz Ware Village Center, $40.
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Still time to sign up for Saturday Linocut Workshop. Not an artist? Or have creative block? No worries! We will have some simple starter designs and tricks to get you carving and inking right away. Saturday, noon at Buzz Ware Village Center, $40.
jesterartspace.org/signup

1 month ago

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Rich was such a fun and giving guest model for us this evening. But what makes these sketch nights so special are the experiences and stories of the individual, such as the frightening time he became lost in a cold pine forest as night was falling. The gear he wore was his life for months as he hiked the full length of the Appalachian trail up through October. Every item was carefully chosen for a specific purpose. He and his clothes tell a story of perseverance, loneliness, camaraderie, pain, fear, selflessness and discovery. All the things that make great art. Thank you Rich! ...

Rich was such a fun and giving guest model for us this evening. But what makes these sketch nights so special are the experiences and stories of the individual, such as the frightening time he became lost in a cold pine forest as night was falling. The gear he wore was his life for months as he hiked the full length of the Appalachian trail up through October. Every item was carefully chosen for a specific purpose. He and his clothes tell a story of perseverance, loneliness, camaraderie, pain, fear, selflessness and discovery. All the things that make great art. Thank you Rich!Image attachment

1 month ago

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This holiday season, we will inscribe a personal message on our brick walkway, for a $100 donation! If you give a brick as a gift, we will provide you with a gift card for your recipient!

We need your help to renovate the Jester Farmhouse for the arts. We can’t get there with grants alone. We need you, the community. Visit our Donor Brick page here: jesterartspace.org/donor-recognition-bricks

Also you can really help us out by sharing this post. We are a just a non-profit, volunteer group doing all we can to save this historic Delaware house for the arts. Thank you friends!
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This holiday season, we will inscribe a personal message on our brick walkway, for a $100 donation! If you give a brick as a gift, we will provide you with a gift card for your recipient! 

We need your help to renovate the Jester Farmhouse for the arts. We can’t get there with grants alone. We need you, the community. Visit our Donor Brick page here: jesterartspace.org/donor-recognition-bricks

Also you can really help us out by sharing this post. We are a just a non-profit, volunteer group doing all we can to save this historic Delaware house for the arts. Thank you friends!

 

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We’re in!

Love this idea! Sharing!

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1 month ago

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BREAKING NEWS: We were notified today that we have been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Longwood Foundation toward renovation of the Jester Farmhouse! Along with a $43,000 grant from Welfare Foundation in the spring, we now have funds in place for our interior systems. This puts us well on track to meet our commitments to the public. Two big factors were cited in their decision. First is the backing of New Castle County. And secondly, the backing of the local community. The great partnerships and friendships we have developed with our neighbors mean so much! Thank you to our students, volunteers, and supporters! ...

BREAKING NEWS: We were notified today that we have been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Longwood Foundation toward renovation of the Jester Farmhouse! Along with a $43,000 grant from Welfare Foundation in the spring, we now have funds in place for our interior systems. This puts us well on track to meet our commitments to the public. Two big factors were cited in their decision. First is the backing of New Castle County. And secondly, the backing of the local community. The great partnerships and friendships we have developed with our neighbors mean so much! Thank you to our students, volunteers, and supporters!

 

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Huge -- Super Congratulations to your team and organization.

Wow!!! Congrats to you all! It is such fun to see this project moving forward. The Jester Artspace Leadership rocks!!!

Nice job, man...this is awesome news!

Great news, congrats!

WOW, AMAZING, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Congratulations to all who worked so long and so hard! Well done!!

Congratulations!!🎉

Great news!

Congrats!!

Yeah! Great news. Congratulations to all.👏

You all kicked butt!! Congrats!!🍾

Amazing. Congratulations, friends.

Woohoo!

Fantastic news!

Wow! Congratulations!!

That's incredible! Congrats

Congratulations all!

Lynne Dupont

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1 month ago

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Debra's linocut print is progressing! See this work in progress at our lino workshop next weekend, and learn to make your own. Such a great medium for beginners and pros alike.
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Debras linocut print is progressing! See this work in progress at our lino workshop next weekend, and learn to make your own. Such a great medium for beginners and pros alike.
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1 month ago

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Debra is working on something cool to share at the linocut workshop on the 17th... ...

Debra is working on something cool to share at the linocut workshop on the 17th...

1 month ago

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We put this image in the public domain. Feel free to steal it. ...

We put this image in the public domain. Feel free to steal it.

1 month ago

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Can you believe it's already November - Where has the time gone?!! So much has happened in 2018 and we'd like to thank all of our friends, family and neighbors for the continued support.

As the calendar year closes we'd like to take this opportunity to remind our followers that #GivingTuesday is Nov 27. Please keep Jester Artspace in mind when making your tax deductible year end donations. Make a difference in your community and help us make our mark on North Wilmington history!

This year we are so proud to announce some very special thank yous for our donors. With each donation of $10/+ donors will receive a Jester logo pin, $50/+ limited edition Jester Holiday Cards perfect for mailing to loved ones, and with any donation of $100 or more we will place a brick with your custom message on site at the farmhouse. The donor bricks will line the walkways leading into the Artspace and will be available to visit for generations to come!
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Can you believe its already November - Where has the time gone?!! So much has happened in 2018 and wed like to thank all of our friends, family and neighbors for the continued support. 

As the calendar year closes wed like to take this opportunity to remind our followers that #GivingTuesday is Nov 27. Please keep Jester Artspace in mind when making your tax deductible year end donations. Make a difference in your community and help us make our mark on North Wilmington history! 

This year we are so proud to announce some very special thank yous for our donors. With each donation of $10/+ donors will receive a Jester logo pin, $50/+ limited edition Jester Holiday Cards perfect for mailing to loved ones, and with any donation of $100 or more we will place a brick with your custom message on site at the farmhouse. The donor bricks will line the walkways leading into the Artspace and will be available to visit for generations to come!

2 months ago

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Please welcome our new Treasurer! Reneett Su recently moved to the Wilmington area from Florida with her husband. She wanted to be involved with the community while combining her love for the arts with her background in accounting. She has held various roles in the accounting field including tax, corporate and fund accounting. ...

Please welcome our new Treasurer! Reneett Su recently moved to the Wilmington area from Florida with her husband.  She wanted to be involved with the community while combining her love for the arts with her background in accounting.  She has held various roles in the accounting field including tax, corporate and fund accounting.
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