Paper Birch Landing Contemporary Art Gallery was born from the creative minds of Heather Collinsworth, Polly McCann and Tessa Elwood in 2015. In 2016, Heather took on the role of Senior Art Director and with some bohemian flair, a vision of a kind and loving home for all artists and a gallery that provided exceptional visual art to the Kansas City market and beyond – Paper Birch Landing Contemporary Art grew into what you see today.
A contemporary art gallery with jazzy, bohemian vibes that provides a platform for thinking across disciplinary platforms in visual art, creates conversation with an exceptional program of exhibitions and events, invites learning within the arts for all ages through thoughtful and intriguing classes and workshops, and to encourage an appreciation and understanding of art within the Kansas City community.
To present : A well groomed, thoughtfully planned exhibition list in each calendar year, with visual art that is as beautiful as it is poignant.
To contribute : A gallery to the Kansas City arts scene, that helps the general public and all of those interested in purchasing and collecting art to find the pieces that speak to them.
To encourage : A gallery that is a home for all creatives! Self taught artists show along side classically trained artists – encouraging one another and always knowing – we are in competition with no one but ourselves. To stand up and say ” I am an artist!” with pride and joy. To know that someone out there needs what you create and to keep creating because it is who we are.
To broaden the view : Knowing that the arts are so much more than just visual art, we include music, dance, spoken word poetry, makers fair’s and more into our yearly agenda. To reach out into the community and show support for all those who create!
To professionally manage and develop: Paper Birch Landing is also a teaching gallery, offering art management, representation and development classes for artists in all stages of their careers.
We offer showing opportunities through group shows, juried shows and off site location shows. We also offer career consultations, artist management, on going artist education classes and more! Visit our online store to find out what artwork is showing at our other venues and our upcoming classes.