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Artists for Conservation

2011 - Phyllis Frazier invited to join Artists for Conservation

In January of 2011, Phyllis Frazier was honored to be invited into the esteemed Artists for Conservation Foundation as a Signature Member.

About Artists for Conservation (AFC):

"The Artists for Conservation Foundation (AFC) is a non-profit, international organization dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the natural world. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the Foundation represents the world's leading collective of artists focused on nature and wildlife, with a membership spanning five continents and twenty-seven countries. The organization's mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation, biodiversity, sustainability and environmental education through art that celebrates our natural heritage."
—Jeffrey Whiting, President & Founder, Artists for Conservation Foundation


AFC Blog Post: Painting, Poetry, and the Heart of Conservation - Part 1

In July of 2011, Phyllis Frazier was invited to contribute a series of blog posts on AFC. Part one is about her process of pairing her poetry with her wildlife art.

Click here to read the article.



AFC Blog Post: Painting, Poetry, and the Heart of Conservation - Part 2

In January of 2012, Phyllis Frazier contributed a second blog post for AFC on the historical practice of pairing one's poetry with their wildlife art.

Click here to read the article.



For Immediate Release
May 23, 2008

Phyllis Frazier named the cover artist for the 2008 HITS Saugerties Official Show Program

SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK (May 23, 2008)—HITS is pleased to announce Phyllis Frazier as its cover artist for the 2008 HITS Saugerties Official Show Program.

Frazier selected the water color painting "Airborne" for the cover of the 2008 HITS Saugerties Official Show Program. The painting features a horse and rider, in profile, jumping a fence in a horse show competition. The attention is on the horse and rider, with the fence represented sparsely and in soft-focus as if it was a mere afterthought.

"I generally work in oil," said Frazier. "I had been wanting to experiment with watercolor, so this image seemed like an appropriate choice for that medium."

"When working on a horse painting, my mind romances the ages of cavalry and kings," added Frazier.

Frazier's paintings reflect her lifelong interest in both art, nature, and the animal world. In addition to receiving a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art from New York University, she has studied with noted wildlife photographers, natural history filmmakers, wildlife conservationists, artists and animal trackers.

Recently, Frazier participated in the 2008 Equine Art Show during the 2008 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. The New York City based artist is also planning to participate in the 2008 Equine Art Show during the 2008 HITS Saugerties summer series of horse shows.

"I enjoy being around people who have great love and respect for their animals," said Frazier. "I am looking forward to listening to the many stories that people will share about their horses."

For more information on Frazier, please visit

Phyllis Frazier has been named the cover artist for the 2008 HITS Saugerties Official Show Program. Pictured above is one of her original paintings Portrait of "Bear" in Silhouette.

Phyllis Frazier's Portrait of a Horse. To view more of Frazier's lovely artwork please visit

Get your program

The 2008 HITS Saugerties Official Show Program is available all spring and summer during the spring and summer series of horse shows at HITS Saugerties. The program features several compelling reads, including a Menu Must article that highlights all the great places to eat in the area.

The 2008 program also features a photo hunt. If exhibitors can spot themselves on this special page in the program they will win a fantastic prize. Some of the prizes include dinner for two at New York City's Tavern on the Green, passes to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and golf passes to the Lazy Swan Golf Course in Saugerties, New York.

Olympian McLain Ward will be highlighted in a special autograph contest throughout the 2008 HITS Saugerties series of horse shows.

Randomly selected programs will feature the signature of Ward giving exhibitors who hold onto their program a chance to win daily prizes such as free ice cream, pizza and valuable gift certificates to local restaurants.

Exhibitors should listen up for daily announcements at the horse show to win!

Show jumping for the HITS Saugerties Spring Series of horse shows begins Wednesday, May 28 and runs through Sunday, June 15 from 8 am to approximately 5 pm during a horse show week. On Thursdays some of the top competitors in the country will look to earn the lion's share of prize money during the $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix and on Sunday afternoons the stakes are higher as riders and horses vie for $50,000 in prize money.

HITS, Inc. is a special events management company primarily focused on producing hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS produced its first horse show circuit in Gainesville, Florida in 1982. Since that time, HITS has grown into a nationwide company with world-class hunter/jumper circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York and Virginia.

For more information and a complete schedule of classes and events, visit


Study of Tiger in Long Grass

Study of Tiger in Long Grass
Print image size: 16 x 24"
©Phyllis Frazier

Special Honors for Study of Tiger in Long Grass

  • Selected for inclusion in “Art of the Animal Kingdom VII,” Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont. June 15 - July 28, 2002.
  • Included in the nationally touring exhibition of "Art of the Animal Kingdom VII," August 2002- March 2003.[space]
  • First Place, Wildlife Art, Wings 'n Water Festival, New Jersey, 2001.[space]


Into the Light — Piping Plovers
Poster size: 16 x 20"

The Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor, New Jersey, honored Phyllis Frazier with the commission to create the art for their 21st annual Wings 'n Water Festival 2003 poster. All proceeds from sales of the poster were used by the Institute for programs promoting the conservation of wetlands and dune environments. Ms. Frazier also exhibited at the event, which took place September 13-14, 2003.

Wings 'n Water Festival posters sold by The Wetlands Institute were open editions. Because they were used to raise funds for the Institute's conservation and environmental education needs, these posters remained available for purchase beyond the year of their initial creation.

The poster featured a pair of piping plovers — an endangered shorebird which nests in the summer months on sandy beaches and dune areas along the Atlantic Coast.

To learn more about the piping plover and the efforts to protect it, please visit the following website:

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