Last updated: 6/10/2021
1000 College Boulevard
Pensacola, FL 32504
|Monday - Thursday||8 AM - 9 PM|
|Friday||8 AM - 4 PM|
Free. Donations Accepted.
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Kathy Brower, Administrative Assistant
Sheila Nichols, Public Relations
Lee Ann Ward, Gallery Director
Gallery Mission Statement
1. To present exhibitions of the highest quality. The annual program of exhibitions provides a wide variety of aesthetic and educational experiences for gallery visitors with a focus on modern and contemporary art.
2. To support the educational mission of Pensacola State College, enriching the lives of PSC students beyond the classroom, as well as in an instructional setting.
3. To provide cultural leadership in Northwest Florida, South Alabama and South Georgia by maintaining the highest standard excellence.
4. To provide interpretative / educational programs which facilitate the appreciation of gallery exhibitions, to benefit students at Pensacola State College, students of public and private schools, and the general public with the College’s service area.
About the Gallery
The Visual Arts Gallery was founded in 1970 on the Pensacola Campus of Pensacola State College. The gallery is a collecting institution whose primary functions are to collect, and preserve works of mid-career artists while exhibiting, presenting and interpreting modern and contemporary artwork in all media.
In 2002 the Visual Arts Gallery was renamed the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts commemorating the long time association Pensacola State College has had with the Switzer, Rielly families.
Annually the gallery hosts five exhibitions, two invitational exhibitions showcasing the work of regional mid-career artists, the Switzer Distinguished Artist exhibition, showcasing the work of a Nationally recognized artist, the Art Students Honors Exhibition, and the Faculty Exhibition. Each year more than 40,000 people visit the Gallery, attending lectures, and participate in other activities hosted by the Gallery.
Access: Students, Scholars, Members
Appointment required: No
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