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
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.