About the project


MAKE YOUR MARK ON HISTORY!
You can be recognized on our walkway with your own customized message with a donor brick! Learn more »

GET ORIGINAL ART FOR YOUR DONATIONS: Starting at $25, we’ll send you an original linocut print that is signed by the artist, editioned, and matted. You won’t find these anywhere else! 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 day ago

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Did you set your reminder to donate?

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Did you set your reminder to donate?

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3 days ago

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Did you see THIS? Your $50 donation during #DoMore24DE will get you access to a virtual benefit concert by Delaware’s own ACM nominated Jimmie Allen!

Sign up for a reminder to make your $50 donation here: www.domore24delaware.org/events/78/remind_me?f=jester-art-space

#SpurImpact #UnitedWayDE #DoMore24DE #wilmingtondelaware #wilmde #brandywinevalley
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Did you see THIS? Your $50 donation during #DoMore24DE will get you access to a virtual benefit concert by Delaware’s own ACM nominated Jimmie Allen! 

Sign up for a reminder to make your $50 donation here:  https://www.domore24delaware.org/events/78/remind_me?f=jester-art-space

#SpurImpact #UnitedWayDE #DoMore24DE #wilmingtondelaware #wilmde #brandywinevalley

2 weeks ago

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Big thank you to Susanna Blue for thinking of us! We are developing (unavoidable pun) a darkroom at the Artspace for film photography and printing. Susanna and her husband donated this solid old Beseler enlarger to us yesterday. It works just fine, and with a little clean-up, it will be a beautiful addition! ...

Big thank you to Susanna Blue for thinking of us! We are developing (unavoidable pun) a darkroom at the Artspace for film photography and printing. Susanna and her husband donated this solid old Beseler enlarger to us yesterday. It works just fine, and with a little clean-up, it will be a beautiful addition!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Perfect home for it!

So glad you could use it!

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2 weeks ago

Jester Artspace

Hope everyone is having an amazing love weekend! We appreciate all the support all of followers and supporters give us every day!

If you need a last minute gift, we have prints of this lovely print available as a thank you gift for your donation of $50 or more!

Don’t forget to sign up to donate during #DoMore24DE in just three weeks! Click the orange button! www.domore24delaware.org/fundraisers/jester-art-space

#SpurImpact #UnitedWayDE #DonorsAreHereos
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Hope everyone is having an amazing love weekend!  We appreciate all the support all of followers and supporters give us every day!

If you need a last minute gift, we have prints of this lovely print available as a thank you gift for your donation of $50 or more!

Don’t forget to sign up to donate during #DoMore24DE in just three weeks! Click the orange button! https://www.domore24delaware.org/fundraisers/jester-art-space

#SpurImpact #UnitedWayDE #DonorsAreHereos

3 weeks ago

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Thank you to our friend Linda Celestian Artist for donating tables, chairs, and electronics from Highlands Art Garage to help get us up and running quickly when our farmhouse is restored! ...

Thank you to our friend Linda Celestian Artist for donating tables, chairs, and electronics from Highlands Art Garage to help get us up and running quickly when our farmhouse is restored!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Thank you Linda Celestian Artist!

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3 weeks ago

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DoMore24DE is coming March 4th at 6 pm! Sign up for a reminder to donate here: www.domore24delaware.org/fundraisers/jester-art-space Click the orange box to provide your name and email and get an automatic reminder!

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4 weeks ago

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January was a lot of behind the scenes planning for the year! We are so excited to see physical progress on the Farmhouse and are finalizing plans for the interior. Be on the lookout for updates coming soon!

In the meantime, we are just ONE MONTH away! Have you signed up for your reminder to donate? Follow this link and click the orange button: www.domore24delaware.org/fundraisers/jester-art-space

#DoMore24DE #JesterArtspace #BrandywineHundred #BrandywineValley #WilmingtonDelaware
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January was a lot of behind the scenes planning for the year!  We are so excited to see physical progress on the Farmhouse and are finalizing plans for the interior.  Be on the lookout for updates coming soon!  

In the meantime, we are just ONE MONTH away!  Have you signed up for your reminder to donate?  Follow this link and click the orange button:  https://www.domore24delaware.org/fundraisers/jester-art-space

#DoMore24DE #JesterArtspace #BrandywineHundred #BrandywineValley #WilmingtonDelaware

 

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Awesome, cannot wait to see!

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1 month ago

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We are so excited to participate in #DoMore24DE for a second year! Click the link below to receive updates and reminders to make sure you know when to show your support! ...

1 month ago

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Delaware Public News interviewed Jester Artspace President, Alan Baseden, this week as well as multiple contacts at New Castle County involved with the farmhouse restoration and park rehabilitation projects. The well thought out article was published this afternoon:
www.delawarepublic.org/post/jester-farmhouse-delivers-historic-preservation-victory
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Delaware Public News interviewed Jester Artspace President, Alan Baseden, this week as well as multiple contacts at New Castle County involved with the farmhouse restoration and park rehabilitation projects. The well thought out article was published this afternoon:
https://www.delawarepublic.org/post/jester-farmhouse-delivers-historic-preservation-victory

1 month ago

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We are SO EXCITED by this news! We are participating in Do More 24 2021, since we have BIG PLANS for 2021! #MoreToCome

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We are SO EXCITED by this news! We are participating in Do More 24 2021, since we have BIG PLANS for 2021! #MoreToCome 

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3 months ago

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When I first designed our Twelve Days linocut prints, I only pulled a few prints of the total run of 20 for a few donors. Today, the rest of the run is dry! Once they are given away to our donors, I won't print these linocuts ever again. They are high-quality hand pulled prints using Cranfield inks on Rives BFK paper, and they will be signed and editioned. If you want one, email us at jesterartspace@gmail.com. I suggest a $100 donation to Jester Artspace (its deductible, we're a nonprofit), but we never like to let money get in the way of art for people who are struggling (its 2020 after all). We are happy to take what you can give.

Alan Baseden
President, Jester Artspace, Inc.
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When I first designed our Twelve Days linocut prints, I only pulled a few prints of the total run of 20 for a few donors. Today, the rest of the run is dry! Once they are given away to our donors, I wont print these linocuts ever again. They are high-quality hand pulled prints using Cranfield inks on Rives BFK paper, and they will be signed and editioned. If you want one, email us at jesterartspace@gmail.com. I suggest a $100 donation to Jester Artspace (its deductible, were a nonprofit), but we never like to let money get in the way of art for people who are struggling (its 2020 after all). We are happy to take what you can give.

Alan Baseden
President, Jester Artspace, Inc.

 

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a birdhouse inspired by the Jester House under construction .....

💕 these! They would make excellent Christmas cards!?

I donated yesterday😊

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3 months ago

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Big thank you to all the volunteers who came out today to help move the reclaimed wood for safe keeping. We're making progress! ...

Big thank you to all the volunteers who came out today  to help move the reclaimed wood for safe keeping. Were making progress!Image attachmentImage attachment

3 months ago

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Have you ordered your holiday cards yet? How about some handmade linocut cards for an extra special touch? Order yours here: www.jesterartspace.org/help-jester-artspace/holiday-cards/ ...

Have you ordered your holiday cards yet?  How about some handmade linocut cards for an extra special touch?  Order yours here: http://www.jesterartspace.org/help-jester-artspace/holiday-cards/

3 months ago

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We still need a few more able-bodied folks to sign up to help us on Saturday at noon! The County's contractor has left some joists and boards on the site for us to reuse as we can for our part of the restoration. We just need some help tossing them into a truck to take off to storage. It would be a shame to see them get hauled to the dump because we couldn't round up some help! Sign up here: www.jesterartspace.org/farmhouse-volunteer-form ...

We still need a few more able-bodied folks to sign up to help us on Saturday at noon! The Countys contractor has left some joists and boards on the site for us to reuse as we can for our part of the restoration. We just need some help tossing them into a truck to take off to storage. It would be a shame to see them get hauled to the dump because we couldnt round up some help! Sign up here: http://www.jesterartspace.org/farmhouse-volunteer-form

3 months ago

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Next Saturday 12/12 at noon (2818 Grubb Rd) we will need some able-bodied helpers to come and haul off about 2 dozen 15-ft joists to storage. Now that the newer wing of the house has been pulled down we need to salvage these original items for the rebuild. Sign up here: www.jesterartspace.org/farmhouse-volunteer-form
Also, looking for a gift for someone? We will be giving away matted linocut prints by Alan and Debra to our volunteers! See comments for images.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Next Saturday 12/12 at noon (2818 Grubb Rd) we will need some able-bodied helpers to come and haul off about 2 dozen 15-ft joists to storage. Now that the newer wing of the house has been pulled down we need to salvage these original items for the rebuild. Sign up here: http://www.jesterartspace.org/farmhouse-volunteer-form
Also, looking for a gift for someone? We will be giving away matted linocut prints by Alan and Debra to our volunteers! See comments for images.
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