MISSION: The mission of the Chalk Hill Artists Residency is to provide creative thinkers and makers with live and work space on the Warnecke Ranch and Vineyard located in Sonoma County, California. The Chalk Hill Residency has dedicated partnerships with local artists, art foundations and outsider art organizations.
We are a 5th and 6th generation Sonoma County family, our original ranch parcel has been in the family for over 100 years. The 265-acre ranch with 1.5 Russian River frontage includes the Myaacama and Brooks creeks tributaries, the historic Chalk Hill, a lake/reservoir, pond, and an 80 acre vineyard. The River provides beautiful natural vistas, geological features, and native oak and bay forests. The river also was a source to the native Pomo Indians for fishing and hunting. To this day, local fisherman know this stretch of river, famed for the white pigeons which have been raised on the ranch for 30 years. There are numerous trails for hiking throughout the property with vistas to Mt. St. Helena, Black Peak, the Geysers and Alexander Valley stretching northward. Wildlife includes: herons, osprey, bald eagles, red tail hawks, mallard, merganser and wood ducks, Canadian geese, wild turkeys, boar, steelhead, bass, Sacramento Pike, catfish, river otters, bobcats, mountain lions, etc.
- Res Artis
- Alliance of Artist Communities