Chalk Hill Artist Residency is a place that encourages high-quality, creative output in all media for abled and disabled artists alike. Using a wondrous natural setting in Northern California as the catalyst for exchange and interaction between artists and the cultural community, Chalk Hill creates synergies that expand artistic horizons and opportunities.
Artists from local nonprofits are invited to spend a day at Chalk Hill making art and developing a reciprocal relationship with our current artist-in-residence. The Studio Program has a proven track record of working with local agencies and has been enthusiastically received by these artists. Each agency has an art group whose members have attended the Studio Program since 2010. Together we schedule logistics for the day, then we are witness to the magic that happens when the participants arrive, meet the artist in residence and begin their art practice. We partner with the following agencies and their client artists: Becoming Independent, NAMI Sonoma County, Sonoma County Department of Health Services, and Alchemia. Giving the space and time to develop their talents is key to the mission of the Studio Program. Here, they are respected as fellow professional artists and their individual gifts are recognized for their inherent artistic value.
Our Studio Program also leads to exhibition opportunities and performances during residency Open Studios. Chalk Hill Studio Program’s goal is a nationally recognized program for artists living with disabilities.