BREAKING THE RULES WITH ART
Thompson an art curator and native Washingtonian started her entrepreneurial endeavors as a private dealer, where she was actively involved in supporting and promoting those artist whose work she believes in. To her credit and theirs, these artist works have steadily appreciated in value. After surveying the gallery scene for African American art in the Washington DC Metropolitan area, She opened Overdue Recognition Art Gallery in Bowie, Maryland as a venue for the artist to showcase their works. Since its opening in 2004, more than 75 African American artist have shown their work at Overdue Recognition Art Gallery, including notable artist Anthony Armstrong, John Holyfield, George Hunt, James Denmark and Calvin Coleman. She has formed close associations with many of today’s most important African American artist.
Thompson has appeared on various panels informing the public about art collecting. Her commitment to art as an essential part of life, it gives her the means to exhibit, collect, preserve and encourage art.