Our Story

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 Pop Color.  Find her two published books on Amazon or at Barnes and Noble retailers.

Heather proudly runs Paper Birch Landing, serving as Art Director. The mission of Paper Birch Landing is to showcase and highlight emerging and midlevel career artists along with providing the community a place to buy local art, take classes and enjoy the arts!

Heather is an art director for KC Skyline Realty, Spa on Penn, IWerx, Jensen Chiropractic and Opal and Orchid Hair Studio. Through her off site art direction, she helps give artists additional venues to showcase and sell their work – along with providing networking opportunities.

Heather is a facilitator with GuildIt and a board member with Northtown Arts Coalition.

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, wine and paint 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.

Paper Birch Landing is pairing with Warrior Massage to create “The Warriors Landing” which will launch in November 2017, in the new home of Paper Birch at 405 East 19th Avenue. “The Warriors Landing” is a creative vision from the mind of Kristine Fotland where together they will create a Community Center Sharing Joy and Healing through artistic expression.

“We are stronger in the Arts together! We achieve each others dreams as a team, supporting one another every step of the way.  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

PAPER BIRCH LANDING : 405 East 19th Avenue North Kansas City, MO : Inside the Warriors Landing