First Floor Gallery, Santa Clarita City Hall

Press Release

Idelle Okman Tyzbir

The First Floor, City Hall,

23920 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

Reception:  January 20th, 2016   7-9pm

Exhibition:  January 15, 2016- April 9, 2016

Please join the City of Santa Clarita’s City Council, Arts Commission, and Arts and Events Office on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., at City Hall, for a reception celebrating the newest exhibit in the First Floor Gallery, “A Foot in the Door: Abstract Art and Meaning.”  "A Foot in the Door: Abstract Art and Meaning" presents works of abstract art, and provides the viewer with context about each piece, explaining what inspired their piece, what message they are trying to convey through the work, etc.  The exhibit will be on display from January 15, 2016 thru April 9, 2016.  Come meet the artists’, talk to others that are excited about art, and enjoy light appetizers and entertainment.  The First Floor Gallery is located at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.


Long time Santa Clarita resident artist, Idelle Okman Tyzbir, takes pride in presenting two new award winning abstract mixed media  works.  From the Ashes - Rhapsody and Morning Light.  They made their debut in the juried show, Art Classic, in Santa Clarita, California, October 2015. 


In addition to abstract mixed media, she creates metal sculptures and watercolor paintings. She won a first and third place, out of 97 works, at La Galeria Gitana.  120 N. Maclay Ave, Ste E, San Fernando.  Six of her pieces will be in the gallery through February 5th.  Call for additional information:  818.898.7708.  She also won an award for her watercolor, Night Walk, at the historic Blinn House in Pasadena.  The artwork will be on exhibition through March 4th, 2016.  160 North Oakland Ave, Pasadena.  Call for additional information:  626.796.0560.


Later this year, Idelle will have a metal sculpture on display at the Westfield Town Center Mall and an exhibition at the Canyon Theater Guild.  She taught art for the Newhall School District for 16 years; periodically teaches for the Summer Institute (welding track), through College of the Canyons; teaches children’s classes for The ArtTree, and occasionally a metal sculpture courses for College of the Canyons, Welding Technology. Continuing watercolor classes are also available. 


Idelle can be reached through her web site,, or through e-mail 

From the Ashes - Rhapsody
Morning Light upper detail (diptych)
Morning Light lower detail (diptych)