Caron Gallery has a wonderful group of people waiting to help you! Learn more about our staff below and experience our large collection of Mississippi artists and their art!
| KIM CARON
After putting her career on hold for 15 years while raising two children and supporting her husband’s career, Kimberly decided it was time to finally fulfill her dream of opening an art gallery. In April 2010, Caron Gallery was launched online and the storefront opening in August of that same year. Now ten years later, Caron Gallery is a thriving gallery that represents approximately 40 artists, from various cities, towns and communities across Mississippi. Custom framing services were added in 2012 to better serve its artists and the growing needs of the gallery’s clients.
The Caron Gallery stays busy with art installations, presenting exhibitions of gallery artists, art demonstrations and workshops, and hosting special events. The gallery has also been proud to be working with the production team of HGTV’s Home Town show in Laurel, MS, since 2018.
Publications: “A Work of Art” in Mud and Magnolias, “International Women’s Day” in Mud and Magnolias, “For the Love of Art” in Daily Journal, “The Story of Art” in Daily Journal “Women-owned business report reveals data on Mississippi women-owned businesses” in Daily Journal
| AMY BLACKMON
You might have seen our framer at the NMMC Wellness Center before meeting her at the Gallery. Amy worked at the Wellness Center for 12 years before starting her family with Dwayne Blackmon. Her children are Joy and Joshua Blackmon who are in college and and working for the family business, respectively. Amy has been hand making frames for seven years. It was a natural fit when Kim asked her to join Caron Gallery to become the custom framer for the gallery. Amy is a crafter at heart and her medium is wood. “I love building and designing my own frames, however, working at the Caron Gallery has opened up a whole new world of mat boards, glass options, various frame vendors, and supplies at my finger tips. The marriage of frame building and custom framing has been beneficial to me and to Caron Gallery for meeting all our customer’s framing needs no matter how it’s done”.
| PAIGE KNAPP
Paige is an avid writer of to-do lists who loves anything art related. The gallery was a perfect fit for her when she began working here back in 2012. She graduated from Mississippi State University in December 2017 with a degree in fine arts with an emphasis in graphic design. Paige finds joy in connecting with people and sharing her love for art with them, and helping them find pieces to add to their own collection.
| CINDY MARTIN
Cindy is a transplant from Kentucky. With much trepidation, she moved to Tupelo in 2008 when her husband, Scott, transferred with his job. She has two sons Bradley and Jordan. With her sons grown, she had the desire to return to work and has been with the gallery since 2014. She enjoys meeting new customers and assisting them with art selection. She also assists with the gallery’s website and online sales. She says, “It is exciting to see our Mississippi art being shipped to different parts of the country”.
MONDAY: 10AM - 5PM
TUESDAY: 10AM - 5PM
WEDNESDAY: 10AM - 5PM
THURSDAY: 10AM - 5PM
FRIDAY: 10AM - 5PM
SATURDAY: 10AM - 3PM