Volume 5 Number 2
January 11, 2008

FLORIDA WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT
A Photographic Documentary by Scherley Busch

The exhibit affords viewers an opportunity to experience the rich history of our state through Ms. Busch's artistic and impressive collection of many of Florida's remarkable women, pioneers and leaders in their chosen fields. Select color, environmental portraits and biographical information will be shown.

"Scherley Busch's powerful photographs of Florida's women leaders don't merely capture their images; they reflect the worlds they inhabit, their very essences. "  --Sun-Sentinel

"In her hands, a camera is more than lens and lever. It is a seeker of soul."  --Miami Herald

The Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Office of Governor Crist have invited Scherley Busch, a renowned photographic artist, to exhibit her work at the Florida Capitol's Cabinet Room Gallery, January 15 through April 21, 2008. In collaboration with the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, sponsors of this acclaimed exhibit invite you to experience the exhibition as it appears in the state capitol to highlight the celebration of Women's History Month, March 2008.

Florida Women of Achievement combines art, education and history in a vivid photographic portrayal of women who have made contributions in the areas of science, education, art, business, sports, philanthropy and public service. Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Gloria Estefan, Chris Evert, Ana Azcuy, U.S. Congresswomen Carrie Meek and Ileana Ros-Lehtenin, Florida's first lady Adele Graham, U.S. Attorney Janet Reno and more than 50 other women have sat before the lens of the renowned photographer to be immortalized in the exhibition that has been shown at over 35 venues including the U.S. Senate Russell Rotunda, Washington, D.C., The Florida Governor's Mansion, The Tallahassee Artport Gallery, The Historic Museum of Southern Florida, and the Spirit of Beijing Conference in Tampa, Florida.

About the Artist:
Ms. Busch has been photographing Florida Women of Achievement since 1992 as she continues to add to portraits of history making women. Educated in the fine arts, Ms. Busch developed a love for photography while working at the United Nations in New York. Initiating her career in photography in the 1970s, she exhibited fine art black and white and color images captured in Spain where she had been living and studying. This led her to an advertising-fashion photography career in Miami, as one of the first female photographers entering commercial photography in the South. She has instructed at the University of Miami and Miami-Dade College. Today, she is recognized as one of the foremost portraitists in the state. She continues to create her fine art images including series Miami DreamScapes and Tropical Visions (selections will also be on exhibit in the Capitol) and photographing editorial, corporate and advertising assignments.