Residency Program Details

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 oak woodlands, hiking trails, vineyards, and private access to the Russian River are sources of inspiration for residents

Coronavirus – Health Orders & Guidance​
These policies are subject to change as conditions continue to evolve. 

  • To ensure the well-being of our employees, artists, and partnerships, we are following the most current CDC guidelines​, California policies, and County of Sonoma guidelines.

  • The residency house will be cleaned and disinfected before and after each artist in residence.

  • Artists will be required to sign an Agreement & Waiver of Liability which acknowledges risk.

  • Artists will be required to show proof of full vaccination before arrival at the residency. 

  • Artists may be asked to take a Covid test apon arrival, or if contact with the virus may have occurred. 

     Application Overview

  • Applications may be submitted via email or through the online application form.

  • 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 in its admission policies.

    Residence Overview

  • Residency periods are between 2 and 6 weeks depending on the artist's availability. 

  • The residency offers the use of the artist house, studio space, and access to the ranch property.

  • Residents have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work at our seasonal Open Studio events.

  • Artists may reapply for residency every 2 years.

  • Artists should expected to share evidence of progress and completion of their proposed project with Chalk Hill Artist Residency staff. This may include but is not limited to photographing your artwork, visits with staff during your residency, and participation in an art exhibition or performance. 

  • Accommodations

  • The Residency’s 1925 rustic farmhouse has three bedrooms, one shared bathroom, a kitchen, and a shared living space.

  • Artists are financially responsible for their food. Grocery stores are located in Windsor and Healdsburg, both a 15-minute drive from the Residency.

  • Studio spaces are in a repurposed, rustic barn near the artist house.

  • The residence does not have internet access. Internet is available at our office a short walk away.

  • Residents must supply their own art materials.

  • Transportation to and from the Ranch is the responsibility of the artist.

  • Sonoma County weather is beautiful year-round, but summer can be hot and dry, and winter can be cold and rainy.

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

    Program Fees and Sponsorships

  • Application Fee: $25 per application

  • Program Fees: The residency fee, including room, studio, and residency programming, is $400/week ($57/day).

  • Sponsorships: We will award a limited number of residency sponsorships of up to 4 weeks based on merit and need. This assistance provides full coverage of the residency fee. 

  • Artists are responsible for their own transportation, food, and materials.

    Artists can pay program fees at

    Please review the 2022 Chalk Hill Artist Residency Welcome Guide for more program information.