October 8, 2019

"I like to say I paint the landscape from the inside out and when a particular landscape beckons, I know there is something there for me to learn. I trust and follow where my paints take me and I am hoping for an opportunity to follow their call to Chalk Hill. I want to explore this unique landscape through paint and see what there is to learn about the insides of that river, those hills and all t...

September 22, 2019

"I plan to use the day to day aspects of a working farm environment as a source of inspiration, embracing the philosophies of Genre painting, and focusing on the mundane as a continuation of my interest in Dutch Golden Age painting. The figure will play a large role in this work, a subject I’ve purposefully steered relatively clear of for many years, but am eager to reintroduce moving forward. By...

September 5, 2019

"For many of us, creating works of art takes a certain level of inspiration and solitude — time to reflect and a surrounding environment that suits our mental well-being. This is why creative residencies are so vital. They take us out of our hot, urban apartments and out of our busy, chore-laden lives. The best residencies for many of us are situated in natural settings that are purely inspiration...

August 21, 2019

Mixed-media artist, Hersley Casero will be spending three weeks at Chalk Hill with documentary filmmaker, Toulla Mavromati. In this time, he plans to work on a series of artworks inspired by the Warnecke Ranch and Vineyard as a continuation of his Impermanence series. Casero's Impermanence series is inspired by the complicated relationship between people and their ever-changing envi...

August 20, 2019

Applications for residency at Chalk Hill Artist Residency will be open until August 31st!

August 6, 2019

"I strive to capture the dances between light and shadow while keeping the colors on the canvas as rich as possible to translate what I see and how I feel into the painting. Through this process, I attempt to recreate an experience that may resonate with others in addition to myself as the artist. Plein air or studio painting from reference photos act as a permanent recollection for me of my exper...

August 6, 2019

Twenty years ago, Nicholas Coley found himself studying at a small school in the south of France learning the fundamentals of plein air painting. Now, living in the urban San Francisco Bay Area, he continues to utilize the same technique of painting outside, though his current environment is somewhat different than the idyllic hills of Aix-en-Provence. Nicholas often incorporates city elements suc...

July 12, 2019

Artist Anne Faith Nicholls will be creating a documentary short film exploring the creative process, and its relation to the natural environment and conservation, during her Artist Residency. A renowned crew of film-makers and artists will document the process of Nicholls’ creating one of her paintings, and exploring the sprit of creativity, through a moving and meditative art film. The film will...

July 9, 2019

Chalk Hill Artist Residency is now accepting applications for 2020. Our residency program supports artists of all mediums in their creative process by offering time and space to be immersed in their craft. We provide housing and workspace at the historic Warnecke Ranch and Vineyards, on the Russian River in Healdsburg, California. 
The program is interested in established, emerging, and outsider a...

June 19, 2019

Chalk Hill Artist Residency is happy to welcome artist, Antoninette Wysocki. During her stay at Chalk Hill, Wysocki will be working on abstract paintings. She explains that she intends to "indulge in materials and focus on the expressive process itself." The New York resident finds the landscapes of Warnecke Ranch inspring as they remind her of her time studying at San Francisco Art Institute twen...

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