Paper Birch Landing – A Family of Friends, working together in the ARTS!
Paper Birch Landing was founded on the principle that we are stronger in the Arts together! After 3 years of changes, hard work, staying true to the vision of what Paper Birch is for the community and sweat, laughter and…well more laughter – We present to you the Team that is Paper Birch Landing!
Senior Art Director/Owner
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. Heather is passionate about bringing quality visual art to the Kansas City Market and Beyond.
She serves as Board President for the North Kansas City Arts Society, Committee Member for the Crummett Foundation in North Kansas City, Missouri, facilitator for Guildit along with working as an art teacher for Spring Hill, Edgerton and North Kansas City Parks and Recreation Facilities.
” I am forever thankful for the team of creatives that makes Paper Birch Landing happen each and everyday! We are not your normal art gallery and I thank this crazy squirrels for sticking by my side to bring this vision to Kansas City, year after year! I am proud to know each one of you and thank you for all you do for the Gallery!”
Curator / Photo Studio – Trey Montgomery Fine Art Photography
Trey Montgomery is the Associate Curator and Staff Photographer at Paper Birch Landing Gallery. Trey completed an 8 month internship with the gallery through the Kansas City Art Institute and was hired on. Trey has an exceptional eye for displaying visual art and works hand in hand with clients needing to find select pieces for their space.
Trey also works as an archival photographer at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. When he is not working, you will find him traveling the country shooting street photography.
“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
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