Housing Crisis wins Castlegar Sculpturewalk’s 2019 People’s Choice Award

Slocan sculptor honoured with top prize for second time

Housing Crisis, by Winlaw artist Rabi’a, has won the 2019 People’s Choice Award, presented at the Castlegar Sculpturewalk Awards Gala at the Lions Head Smoke and Brew Pub on Saturday.

This piece will now stay in Castlegar, joining the city’s growing permanent public art collection. Rabi’a, in partnership with Carl Schlichting, previously captured the People’s Choice award in 2016 for Imagine the Stories.

The full awards list is as follows:

People’s Choice Winner: Housing Crisis by Rabi’a (Winlaw)

Runner-up: Mountain Love by Christine Knapp (Colorado)

Third Place: Lulu by Lawrence Cormier (Penticton)

Artistic Merit Winner: Salmon Cycle by Trinita Waller (Sooke)

Runner-up: Wild Thing by Heidi Hoy (Minnesota)

Third Place: Housing Cycle by Rabi’a (Winlaw)

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


Winlaw artist Rabi’a reacts after learning her sculpture Housing Crisis, pictured, won the People’s Choice Award in this year’s Castlegar Sculpturewalk. It means the city will buy the piece and add it to its permanent collection. Photos: Jennifer Small

Just Posted

Talin Verigin elected SD 20 trustee

Verigin will represent rural Castlegar RDCK Areas I and J.

Castlegar autism workshop helps parents cope with wait times

Kootenay Family Place holding workshop Feb. 1

Columbia Basin Trust shuffles board, new leaders at the table

The Trust is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors

School District 8: No visiting Chinese students have coronavirus

SD8 says its international students have already been screened for the virus

Snow scenes around Castlegar

Our favourite reader submiltted photos.

VIDEO: As 106 reported dead from the coronavirus outbreak, countries look to evacuate citizens

Canada is warning its residents to not go to Hubei province at all

Pregnant B.C. woman stuck in Wuhan, the epicentre of coronavirus outbreak

Woman is due to give birth in Wuhan, China unless she can get out

After four sexual assaults in the same B.C. park, RCMP ask women not to walk alone

Four sexual assaults took place in Glen Park over two months

Taxi association asks B.C. Supreme Court to stop Uber, Lyft from operating

Petition alleges Passenger Transportation Board did not take taxis into account

Majority of Canadian boards had no female members in 2016 and 2017: StatCan

Statistics Canada says 18.1 per cent of director seats were held by women in 2017

Swapping grape varieties can help winemakers adapt to climate change: UBC study

Report says 56% of wine-grape-growing regions would be lost if global climate warms by 2 C

Alberta premier wants feds to approve Teck mine for benefit of First Nations

Kenney: ‘Surely [reconciliation] means saying yes to economic development for First Nations people’

NDP suggests easing secondary housing rules for B.C. farmland

Lana Popham proposes guest homes not just for relatives

BC Place lights up in purple and yellow to honour Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash

Most Read