January 22, 2020

This stop motion animation was created at Becoming Independent by Bob Best. Becoming Independent is the largest and strongest resource for people with developmental disabilities in the North Bay, California.

November 20, 2019

Please join us on Saturday, November 23rd for our Solstice Season Open Studio from 1-4 pm. Join friends and neighbors and see amazing, original artwork produced by local and international artists during the fall and summer seasons at Chalk Hill Artist Residency. Light refreshments will be served. 

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 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 4, 2019

"The place of the painted portrait in the postphotography, postmodern age is ever- changing. In portrait painting, a connection between the artist and the subject is created by the act of building an image stroke by stroke. This connection is unusual (and perhaps longed for) in a time of virtual reality and high-speed, mediated experience. There is much to be explored in the question of who is por...

May 23, 2019

We had the pleasure of hosting Helen Sherrah-Davies and Kevin Bleau for one week for our annual partnership residency with Berklee College of Music. This week long residency allows for professors at Berklee to dive into their personal projects while the students are on spring break. 

Helene Sherrah-Davies: "I would like to start work on bringing the imagination and the symbolic world of imager...

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