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A new studio a new day

 

 

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Over the long weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Victoria Wagner, current artist in resident at Chalk Hill. A magical person in a magical place.

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IMG_6685The Chalk Hill Artists Residency is located on the Warnecke Ranch,  nestled within the 40 year old family owned and operated vineyard in Sonoma County.

IMG_6662IMG_6667Artists are given access to work on the land and utilize the barns as studios while at the residency. The image above is the red barn where Victoria has been making new work during her stay.

IMG_6670Across the way from the red barn is the main resident’s house, one of 11 on the property.

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IMG_6788Great house mojo permeates every corner.

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IMG_6794You can’t hear it but there were opera singers bellowing in the distance and the sound of rain drops on the leaves.

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There is a 10 week old, heavenly gem of a place, in Healdsberg.

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Downstairs, a dreamy market with locally sourced goods.

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Upstairs, a warm and open communal dining and gathering space.

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The Sunday Supper at Shed with Chef Niki Ford is highly recommended.