Artists paint Long Green for designer showhouse

Posted: July 2, 2013

Star staff report

Local artist Cindy Redmon paints Long Green June 1 during a paint out at the property in Frederick County.

Nine Winchester area artists spent a June day plein air painting at Long Green, the historic stone-and-brick home that is undergoing some renovation for a public unveiling Sept. 7-29 as the focus of the Winchester Showhouse & Gardens 2013.

This designer showhouse project will feature one of the area’s oldest homes and spotlights the talents of interior designers and landscapers. Proceeds will benefit Blue Ridge Hospice and The Little Garden Club of Winchester.

“The lovely artwork created in June by these talented artists will play a major role in the Showhouse,” said Jeanne Mezzatesta, director of development at Blue Ridge Hospice and staff coordinator for the showhouse project. She noted that the paintings, which will be framed and for sale, will be mounted in Long Green or displayed in the silent auction held during the event’s preview party Sept. 6.

Owner Glynnell Headley was well-known in the community and lived at Long Green. She passed away last year.

To honor her memory and to give back to Blue Ridge Hospice, which cared for her, the Headley family agreed to host a designer showhouse.

Interior designers from the Shenandoah Valley, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C., will renovate and decorate the home’s interior with paint, wall coverings, lighting fixtures, and furniture, which will be for sale during the showhouse event. Landscapers are studying the grounds with its natural rock formations and plantings to create spaces.

Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays (until 8 p.m. Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 540-313-9268