Living on the Long Meadow Ranch near Prescott, AZ as a young boy, Bill watched his working cowboy father, and Bill's imagination was filled with visions of horses, cattle, roundups and brandings, which he has spent 45 years bringing back to life in his bronze sculptures. Whether portraying cowboys working cattle, cutting or roping horses, wildlife, or many Native American tribal cultures, viewers, smell, feel and sense the emotions the historic stories Nebeker retells.
Celebrating his thirty-fifth year with the Cowboy Artists of America, Nebeker is thrilled to be returning for the second exhibit and sale at the renowned National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, along side their friends and fellow artists, the Traditional Cowboy Arts Assoc.
Bill's latest award was the prestigious "2012 Buckey's Lifetime Contribution Award in the Arts of Prescott." The award is named after Prescott's own historic hero, Buckey O'Neil, who is immortalized by the Solom Borglum statue on its Courthouse Plaza. "The Buckey" was instituted to give recognition to those Yavapai County artists who have given, "above & beyond" to the arts community in Prescott and Arizona. In Bill's quiet, unassuming manner, he has sculpted sever larger than lifesized monumental figures throughout Arizona, including his first, "Prescott Early Settlers", unveiled in 1985. He is also honored for donating more than 100 of his bronze sculptures to non-profit organization throughout Arizona during his career, which have raised over $250,000.00 for these charities.