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 curator for KC Skyline Realty, Spa on Penn, IWerx, Edward Jones at Briarcliff, KC Direct Primary Care, Calibration Brewery 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 advisor 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 and We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gymnasium.

Heather teaches on going classes through Paper Birch Landing for artist career instruction, ongoing education classes, children’s classes, wine and paint and more. In addition to this, she helps with Arts in the Park – the North Kansas City Arts Festival and 2nd Saturdays in NKC.


“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