View from a stone paved river overlook. The blue river is surrounded by greenery.

View from a stone paved river overlook. The blue river is surrounded by greenery.

A large, converted barn art studio. The walls are white with exposed rafters and windows let in ample light.

A large, converted barn art studio. The walls are white with exposed rafters and windows let in ample light.

The outside of the barn studio with vineyards in the background.

The outside of the barn studio with vineyards in the background.

Front view of the Artist House. A brown farmhouse with white trim around the windows. It has a green lawn and bushes in the front yard.

Front view of the Artist House. A brown farmhouse with white trim around the windows. It has a green lawn and bushes in the front yard.

A peaceful bedroom with a pale green quilt on the bed. There is a door opened to the outside.

A peaceful bedroom with a pale green quilt on the bed. There is a door opened to the outside.

A cozy living room with a large stone fireplace. Much of the furnature is vintage.

A cozy living room with a large stone fireplace. Much of the furnature is vintage.

A glowing sunset over the hills. The view is framed by branches in the foreground.

A glowing sunset over the hills. The view is framed by branches in the foreground.

Chalk Hill Artist Residency Program

Healdsburg, CA, United States

Chalk Hill Artist Residency is a unique opportunity for artists across mediums to work and stay at the beautiful Warnecke Ranch and Vineyard. The program is located in Sonoma County, an hour and a half north of San Francisco. Artists from a diverse range of abilities and geographical locations are able to find the space and time needed to pursue creative work. Chalk Hill Artist Residency offers the use of the artist house, studio space, and access to the ranch property. The property's oak woodlands, hiking trails, vineyards, and private access to the Russian River are sources of inspiration for residents. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

 

  • The application period for our 2023 residency program will open July 2022. Announcements will be made towards the end of 2022.
  • Applications are open to artists of all mediums including, but not limited to, fine arts, multi-media, design, singing/songwriting, poetry, etc. 
  • The program is interested in established, emerging, and outsider artists.
  • An ideal applicant is motivated, comfortable in a remote, rural setting, and able to accomplish their proposed project.
  • Couples and artists who plan to collaborate during the residency must submit individual applications.
  • Chalk Hill Artist Residency encourages and welcomes the participation of artists from all backgrounds and does not discriminate with regard to age, race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin
Contact

13427 Chalk Hill Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
United States

Year Founded
2010
Context
Rural
Residency Structure
Stand-alone
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Residency Length
2 weeks - 6 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
1
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Costume/Fashion Design
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Music
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
Illustration
Architecture
Environmental Arts
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Residents granted leave during residency
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Children allowed for full stay
Stage of Career
Mid-career
Established
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Other
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Unstructured time
Access to studio space to create new work
Inspiration from natural environment
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Additional Eligibility Information

Eligiblity:

  • Applications are open to artists of all mediums including, but not limited to, fine arts, multi-media, design, singing/songwriting, poetry, etc. 
  • The program is interested in established, emerging, and outsider artists.
  • An ideal applicant is motivated, comfortable in a remote, rural setting, and able to accomplish their proposed project.
  • Couples and artists who plan to collaborate during the residency must submit individual applications.
  • Chalk Hill Artist Residency encourages and welcomes the participation of artists from all backgrounds and does not discriminate with regard to age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin in its admission policies.
Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
16
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
100
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
400
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

The program fee is $400 per week. A $100 deposit is required up front to hold an artist's spot. The remaining fees may be split into payments with the final payment due before the start of the residency.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
400
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

A limited number of sponsorships are available to applicants based on financial need and merit. Applicants may select to apply for sponsorship on their application. 

Artists may receve full sponsorship for up to a 4 week residency. 

Application Fee
25
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Links to resources, effective practices, grievance procedures, etc.
Staff/volunteer giving directions
Staff/volunteer providing guidance to help locate facilities or activities
Contact info for accessibility requests for event/programming
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Additional Accessibility Information

Chalk Hill Residency supports artists living with disabilities and mental illness. 
Please inquire for special living needs, for example, attending the residency with a care provider.

Our housing is in a rustic 1925 farmhouse which is not currently ADA accessible. 

 

Caregiver/Aide/PCA
Housing available on campus
Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Laura Leipzig
Accessibility Contact Email
laura@chalkhillresidency.com
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
Other Services/Aids Offered in Residency + Other Programming

We partner with local organizations such as Sonoma County's Becoming Independent, to bring artists living with disibilities to the residency for Studio Days. Studio Days bring together our current artist in residence and artists participating in these programs, to spend an afternoon in the studio. This creates a space where artists across a spectrum of ability are able to connect through art, celebrate individual ways of artistic expression, and foster creativity. Since 2010, the studio program has proven to be nationally recognized and has been enthusiastically received by participants.

We also collaborate with SF Bay Area organizations Creativity Explored, Creative Growth, and NIAD. Teaching artists from these programs get to spend a week at the residency to work on their personal artistic endeavors. In the future, we hope to develop a program where the clients of these programs would stay at the residency for a week. 

We are currently taking steps to make our website more accessible.

How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

Chalk Hill Artist Residency is a small program often with one only one artist in residency at a time. The residency experience can vary based on the artist's needs and level of mobility. We welcome artist's attending with care-givers or family members. We have moble ramps for the entrance to the art studio space and inside the artist house.

Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

The artist house is not ADA accessible. It is a 1925 farmhouse with uneven floors and small steps up and down between rooms. One of the most inaccessible parts of the house is the bathroom which has a clawfoot tub with shower as the only bathing option. 

Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Housing available
Case by case consideration
Accessible Communal Spaces
Inaccessible
Common/Communal Spaces Information

Typically we host one artists at a time, or an artist with their family or  a collaborator. There are 3 private bedrooms in the house with a total of 6 beds available. There is one bathroom in the house.

Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry on campus
No WIFI in housing
Heat and Cool control managed by resident
Meals Provided
Residents have access to private kitchen
No meals are provided
Additional Meals Information
N/A
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared)
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Shared Studios
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Easels
Washer And Dryer
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided