I learned that a local artist was asked to paint an ornament to represent California's 21st Congressional District that now hangs on a tree in the White House. Her name is Varian Mace and she is awesome. She specializes in painting flowers, especially poppies. I went to the White House Christmas website and found her ornament as well as others that are great!
Here are some of my favorites... Click on an image to see it in greater detail.