Chuck Welch

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Bio:


Chuck Welch (AKA Crackerjack Kid) is a Canadian mail artist who has been an active participant in the international mail art network since 1978. Welch is a Fulbright recipient (1976) and an NEA Hilda Maehling Fellow (1981) and has written extensively about mail art. Networking Currents was self-published by Welch in 1985 and remains a pioneering text about mail art subjects, issues, and the evolution of mail artists as networkers. In 1989 he came up with the concept N.E.O.N.I.C.S. - Networkers Ethe-real Open New Interconnected Communication Spirit. The University of Calgary Press published Welch's edition Eternal Network: A Mail Art Anthology in January 1995. Welch edits his mail art magazine Netshaker of which the newest issues are issued online.

Publications:


Networking currents : contemporary mail art : subjects and issues. Boston :Sandbar Willow Press, 1986, c1985

Mail art ambassadors stamp album. [Boston, Mass. : s.n., 1984]

The Networker databank : exploring the role of the networker / by Chuck Welch. Hanover, NH : [C. Welch?, 1993?]

**Eternal network : a mail art anthology. Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 1995 N6494.M35 E83 1995 (Art Lib.)

Sources for obtaining more information about the artist:


Honoraria Introducing Mail Art: A Karen Elliot Interview with Crackerjack Kid and Honoraria, http://www.iath.virginia.edu/pmc/text-only/issue.193/pop-cult.193

Jannsen, Ruud. Mail-interview with Chuck Welch (USA). Tilburg, Holland : TAM-Publications, [1995] http://jas.faximum.com//library/tam/tam_24a.htm

Perneczky, Geza. Network Atlas: World and Publications by the People of the First Network. Soft Geometry, Cologne. http://www.c3.hu/~perneczky/atlas.html (updated April 2003). Vol. 2, pp. 148-150.


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