Di and Lou Stovall to Receive History Award

Di and Lou Stovall.

Di and Lou Stovall.

Di and Lou Stovall
Distinction in Artistic Achievement

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that Di and Lou Stovall will receive a Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Artistic Achievement at the Making D.C. History Awards on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

Over the past five years, the Historical Society has honored twenty-two Washingtonians and D.C.-based organizations whose enduring contributions to our community have helped create, define, and keep our city’s heritage.

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, the Historical Society welcomes five more history makers, adding to the growing list of distinguished honorees, recognized for their contributions to the fabric of life in Washington, D.C.

About Di and Lou Stovall
Di and Lou Stovall are acclaimed artists whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. They are also recognized as community builders in the art world as well as in the city and their Cleveland Park neighborhood. Although both hail from Georgia, they met here in Washington, where they have lived and worked together since the 1960s. Master silkscreen printer Lou chose printmaking as his medium so that people would be able to afford his art. He has tested the limits of silk-screening to create unusually subtle and detailed prints. Over the years he has made prints in the couple’s Workshop, Inc., with such artists as Sam Gilliam, Jacob Lawrence, Gene Davis, and Lois Mailou Jones. Di Stovall works in acrylic on paper and glass and other media. They have created political and cause posters, and donated works to support community events. Beyond making their art accessible, the Stovalls enable other artists to create works in their Cleveland Park workshop. Hundreds of students of all ages and school children have been welcomed into the studio and provided with the materials to make art.

For their artistry in visual media and community building, Di and Lou Stovall are the 2017 recipients of the Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Artistic Achievement.

About the Making D.C. History Awards
The Making D.C. History Awards is an annual event that supports the mission of the Historical Society and honors it as one of the city’s most important locally focused cultural institutions.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 
Presented at the Knight Conference Center of the Newseum.

Honoree Reception
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Champagne and hors d’oeuvres with complimentary valet parking

Awards Presentation
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Seated dinner and awards ceremony hosted by Wendy Rieger, NBC4 News

Honoree Celebration 
9:00 – 10:30 p.m.

Open bar & entertainmentbuytickets


Other Making D.C. History Award recipients include:


Lincoln Park Partners

Rock Creek Park Partners

President’s Park Partners