2020 Monuments & Canyons Artist: Bill Meuser


Bill was born in 1960 and has been making art his whole life. He Graduated Cum Laude from Ohio University in 1984 with a degree in painting, drawing, and sculpture. There he won first place in sculpture, in the undergraduate art show. After college Bill worked as an apprentice for Sculptor, David Hostettler. Bill then spent many years carving a series of wood sculptures. He won the Ohio Arts and Crafts Merit Award in 1987 at the Ohio State Fair. He was accepted in the “American Works in Wood” show 1987 and 1989. In the fall of 1989 his sculpture was published in “Wood Work Magazine”. He was also a featured artist for his sculpture, in several different galleries throughout the 1990s. Over the years Bill has kept his love of creating alive, finding time where he can to draw, paint, or carve. In recent years his love for painting has really taken off, mainly “En Plein air”. He won the Award of Excellence in the 2013 Colorado Plein Air Arts festival, Best of show in Boulder County’s 2014 “Out Door Creations”, and in 2015, he won 1st Place Associates and Artist’s Choice in “Plein Air Artists Colorado” 19th National Juried Exhibition and Sale. On July 1, 2016 Bill won first Place Artist’s Choice at “Telluride Plein Air”. Bill has participated in multiple plein air festivals since, winning the quick draw in Boulder's 2019 Plein Air Festival.