The Anna Society is a group of individuals who are passionate about arts education and cultural enrichment along the Gulf Coast. This group advocates for and provides foundational dollars to the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, enriching our community at large. Anna Society members make a difference to Pensacola State College by annually contributing their time, talent and treasure towards the cultural heritage and artistic future of Northwest Florida.
The Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts at Pensacola State College has served both students and the local community with quality artistic education, exhibits and programs for over thirty years. It has established a national reputation for its top-notch exhibitions, visiting artist workshops, permanent collection and prize-winning faculty. The Center is named in honor of Anna Lamar Switzer. Mrs. Switzer was the grandmother and mother of the Switzer and Reilly families who provided the transformational dollars to renovate and expand the Center in 2002. The Anna Society was formed by a core group of arts supporters and an additional matching gift by the Switzer Family to help continue arts advocacy and support for PSC’s Visual Arts students and programs.
In 2014, The Switzer, Reilly and Lamar families committed funding to build the Charles W. Lamar Studio at PSC’s Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts.