Current/Upcoming Exhibits and Events

Redsheep Gallery – Stockholm, Sweden – ongoing exhibit 2017-present

Le Galeriste – 300-8850 Ave du Parc, Montréal, QC, H2N 1Y6 – Katherine Pion, curator
Galeriste in French for “Gallery Owner” mission is to support artists through the sale of environmentally and humanly responsible garments made in Montreal, Canada by well-paid seamstresses using vegan fabrics and water-based inks. Gallery that is promoting artists and their work in Canada chose the artwork of Carla Sumarlidson – December 2018 – ongoing – link to purchase Carla’s artwork designs on clothing and accessories

Awards and Exhibits

Pop-Up Show – The Archive Studio Selected Artists Show – Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, (recent works highlighting artwork produced in Iceland and Vancouver Studio – Our Wedding Dress – #MeToo Project, Get A Clue – It’s My Life Project, Below the Surface – It’s My Life Project, variety of prints and cards from It’s My Life Project, The Myths of Iceland – I See Hidden People resin works), Aug. 2-13, 2019.

Artist Residency – SÍM Residency, July 2, 2019 – July 31. 2019, Reykjavik, Iceland.
The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SÍM) was founded in 1982 and today serves as an interest organization with 760 members. The SIM Residency is an international artist-in-residence programme in Iceland. The main objective of the residency is to provide a venue for international artists to take part in the Icelandic art scene, thereby creating a broader context within which local and international artists can experience their own work.

Artists are accepted based on their project proposal and work examples. A bachelor’s degree in fine arts or similar qualifications is required. The residency program includes artist talks and an exhibition at the end of each month.

SÍM Residency Artist Talk (presentation of guest artists to discuss their process and projects) – July 14, 2019, SÍM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

SÍM Residency Show (group exhibition of work completed by guest artists) – No Night for This Day – July 26-30, 2019, SÍM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

Fusion Gallery – show finalist — Chris and Valerie Hoffman, curators – Blue Moose – March 5-April 4, 2019

8th Annual All Woman Online Art Competition Exhibition award for Excellence in Art for Smilin’ Buddha – 1 vs 99 – C.D. Hoffman, curator – Light Space Time Online Art Competition- January 1-April 14, 2019

2nd Annual Women Artists art competition. The Wedding Dress chosen for inclusion in the 2nd Annual Women Artists Quarterly Art Competition Online Juried Art Exhibition. January 14, 2019 – April 14, 2019

2nd Annual Women Artists Quarterly Art Competition Online Juried Art Exhibition –  Fusion Art – The Wedding Dress-#MeToo –January, 2019

LightSpaceTime – Special Recognition for Excellence in Art –  January, 2019

Top 100 Artists, Circle Foundation for the Arts – Lyon, France – selected for “remarkable aesthetic, technical and creative standard” – January 2018

Vancouver Culture Crawl 2018 – November 16-19, 2018

Artist Residency – Palm Springs, California – January 2018-April 2018 – Through photography, sketches, small studies and paintings, I am exploring the rural landscape of the desert in the region. Located in the Coachella Valley desert region, Palm Springs is sheltered by the San Bernardino Mountains to the north, the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south, by the San Jacinto Mountains to the west and by the Little San Bernardino Mountains to the east. Different times of day shows a different view of the landscape because of the lighting effects that occur. The shadows on the mountains show an everchanging picture. Each beautiful and intriguing because of the changing colours.

Podcast “Get the ART Out” – delaying launch until further notice – recruiting interns for this project so if you are interested, contact me at – interviewing contemporary artists in Vancouver area who will discuss and “demystify” the mysteries of the making and showing art in our modern world.

North Vancouver Anonymous Show – #MeToo series pieces entitled Trust #1, Trust #2, Trust #3 selected – November 16-December 17, 2017

Vancouver Culture Crawl 2017 – November 16-19, 2017

Federation of Canadian Artists – Granville Island, Vancouver – The Yale – Trapped in the Blues accepted into juried show – October 2017

Satirical Pop of Colour – Burnaby Art Gallery (Deer Lake Gallery) – Selected works from Reality Bites–It’s My Life to show with one other artist – December 3- January 9, 2017

Luminescence Show – Burnaby Art Gallery (Deer Lake Gallery) – Grafftti mixed media entitled Trust selected for show – March 19-April 9, 2016

Honorable Mention by Art Takes Manhattan for “Rex in the City” – Caelum Gallery, premier space at Chelsea’s art district, New York City – March 3-6, 2016, Carter Foster, curator at the Whitney Museum and on-line at

Federation of Canadian Artists Active Membership Show – Granville Island, Vancouver – The Smilin’ Buddha – 1 vs. 99 – January 2016

Federation of Canadian Artists – Granville Island, Vancouver – Accepted Active Membership 2015

MabArtLab Exhibit for Glitz Entertainment – Studio East, Vancouver – Reality Bites new pieces – November 28, 2014, Etel Bernal curator

Sight of Sound Exhibit – Shipbuilder’s Pier, North Vancouver showing of Reality Bites–It’s My Life – August 12, 2012, Penny Shen curator

Plimsoll Gala Event, The Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver – Showing of Messages in the Sea series donated painting and raised $1000 for Food Bank – Nov. 23, 2012

Burnaby Arts Council Honorable Mention for The Bored RoomImages 1992 – Regional competition, curated group show

BrizzendenPrize in Art Education, UBC – 1982

Elmore Ozark Art Education Prize, UBC – 1982