Bill Nebeker

Bill Nebeker

Bill has been a member of the Cowboy Artists of America for 36 years, and elected three times as their President, and is Vice-President for 2013-2014.

Bill’s latest honor is winning the 2013 Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum Purchase Award, for his sculpture,The Wonder of it ALL”.   He was also featured in the Nov/Dec 2013 issue of Art of the West Magazine.    In 2012 Nebeker was selected by his hometown as the winner of the “Buckey’s Lifetime Contribution Award in the Arts” for hisoutstanding philanthropic and artistic contributions to the city of Prescott and the State of Arizona. by sculpting several larger than life sized public monuments throughout Arizona, including “Prescott Early Settlers”, unveiled in 1985.

A skilled horseman, a “darn good roper”, a decent guitar picker and an avid hunter are the varied hobbies and experiences that provide Bill with the inspiration for the stories he tells in his sculptures.  Nebeker strives to portray the contemporary working cowboy and Native peoples with the respect and honor he believes they all deserve.

Bill has been represented for 40 years by Trailside Galleries is Scottsdale and Jackson Hole.  Nebeker’s work is also represented by the Broadmoor Gallery, Colorado Springs;  Pitzer’s Fine Art Gallery, Wimberley, TX; Great American West Gallery, Grapevine, TX; Goodnight Trails Gallery, Mancos, CO; and Mountain Spirit Gallery, Prescott, AZ.

His sculptures in permanent collections are: Booth Western Art Museum; Cheyenne Old West Museum; Desert Caballeros Museum; Eiteljorge Museum; Museum of Western Art of Kerrville; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Palm Springs Art Museum; Pearce Museum at Navarro College; Rockwell Museum; Phippen Western Art Museum & Phoenix Art Museum.