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. Talented 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 redwood-covered hills, hiking trails, vineyards, and private access to the Russian River are sources of inspiration for residents.
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 Russian River frontage includes the Myaacama and Brooks creeks tributaries, the historic Chalk Hill, a lake/reservoir, pond, and an 80-acre vineyard. The Warnecke Ranch and Vineyard has a history of contributing to Sonoma County arts and culture. Primarily developed by John Carl Warnecke, world-renowned architect, who built his architectural practice around summers at the ranch in order to be with his family and entertain world-class clients and friends. In 1983, John Carl Warnecke formed the Warnecke Institute of Art and Architecture to continue the ranch’s rich history as a think tank for leading artists and architects around the world.
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