Location: Warnecke Ranch, Sonoma County, California
Mission: Our residency provides not only an inspiring place to live & work, but also access to the Warnecke Ranch and it’s 250 acres of private hiking trails and Russian River access, located at the center of Sonoma County – a leading community in art, food and wine. Our program partners with non profits, galleries and museums providing opportunities to be involved in the local art scene. We are located 1.5 hours north of San Francisco.
Cost: $400/week – artists may apply for a sponsorship to cover fees.
Application Fee: $40
Number of Artists: Up to 2 artists at a time
Length of Stay: Between 2 to 10 weeks
Accommodations: One artist at a time will attend the program for 2 to 10 weeks at the Residency’s 1920’s farmhouse. Separate bedrooms available, shared bathroom, kitchen and living space.
Separate studio spaces are in re-purposed rustic barns near the artist house.
Artists are financially responsible for their food. Grocery stores are located in Windsor and Healdsburg, both a 15 minute drive from the Residency. A seasonal garden is located by the residency and artists can crop-share in exchange for help in the garden!
Residents must supply their own art materials.
Transportation to and from the Residency is the responsibility of the artist.
Wireless internet is in designated spaces at the Ranch headquarters, not in the Residency house or studio.
Sonoma County weather is beautiful year round but winter can be cool and rainy.
Demographic/Medium: The Program is interested in established artists, emerging artists and outsider artists. Artists of all media may apply. We encourage applications from individuals and collaborative groups. Chalk Hill Residency also supports artists living with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. Please inquire for special living needs, for example, attending the residency with a care-provider.
Benefits: Chalk Hill Residency collaborates with local non-profit organizations supporting artists living with disabilities and we host one Community Studio day with a local art group per resident artist.
Residents have the opportunity to exhibit their work at our seasonal Open House events. The Open House schedule is set once residencies are confirmed and residents will be notified if they will need to return/leave work for their designated Open House before the start of their residency.
Collaborative team applications are limited to 3-5 people and should submit one application package only (with an application form per artist, and one proposal, statement and resume for the group).
Deadline: July 15th for following year residencies.