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Heather Collinsworth
Owner – Curator – Art Management


Heather Collinsworth is a teacher, artist, art director, curator and art representative. In 2016 she co-founded Paper Birch Landing Gallery with Polly McCann and Tessa Elwood. Polly and Tessa moved on in 2017 to new adventures in art and writing. Polly has her studio at Interurban Art House in Overland Park Kansas and is a professor of writing and English.  Tessa is  a published author of YA literature and is a website designer through her company www.ipopcolor.com.  Find her two published books on amazon or at Barnes and Noble retailers.

Heather represents emerging Artists from Kansas and Missouri through the Paper Birch Landing Emerging Artists Program – which helps pair local business with emerging Artists to show and sell their work. The Paper Birch Landing Emerging Artists program proudly does art curation for the Spa on Penn, Jensen Chiropractic, Opal and Orchid Hair Salon, Garment House and Keller Williams Skyline Realty. Paper Birch Landing has a platform to help emerging artists have gallery shows at the PBL location as well, which includes group shows and juried shows to offer a relaxed and helpful environment to get artists out of their studios and into a gallery setting to show their work.

Heather is the proud representative of Artists – Haley Sellmeyer, Mia Filo, Codie Lea, Penny Fairman, Jill Huxtable and Natosha Keefer. Paper Birch Landing offers artists representation and career management services on many different tiers.

Heather proudly teaches art classes for Edgerton, Kansas Parks and Recreation, Spring Hill, Kansas Parks and Recreation, North Kansas City Parks and Recreation, We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gymnasium, Spectrum New Age Shop and More!

Heather teaches on going classes through Paper Birch Landing for artist career instruction, ongoing education classes, children’s classes and more. She also sits on the Board of the Northtowne Arts Coalition and is heavily involved with Arts in the Park Fine Art Festival in the Northland.

“We are stronger in the Arts together! We achieve each others dreams as a team, supporting one another every step of the way. We are not just artists here to paint a pretty picture, we are here to speak our passion and our message to the world through Fine Art. Our goal – to fill homes and business with Fine Art made by local artists and to encourage art appreciation in corner of Kansas City. Remember that you are in competition with no one but yourself. Strive everyday to be better than yesterday, work hard, live with passion – be authentic and keep learning! And remember to love yourself and those around you!” – Heather Collinsworth