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Three new books in progress in 2020 One is almost ready to publish. 

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third book published...

 I'm Not Crazy: Stigma Revealed
Studio Art Quilt Associates 
exhibition catalog 

47pp. $15.00 in full color

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  • Artists' statements for each piece
  • Photographs and detail shots of 20 art quilts by SAQA artists
  • Curator's Statement by Kathy Nida
  • Juror's Statement by Sue Reno
  • Edited and designed by Salli McQuaid

Twenty-four artists have poured their feelings and experiences concerning mental health into the 24 works included in this catalog. It is a valuable resource for any psychological professional. In I'm Not Crazy's journey to exhibitions across America, people not only found it cathartic, but were were warmed by the artists' stories and work.

 Naked 2: Quilted Confessions of a Savaged Artist

A second volume of Salli McQuaid's blank verse and Haiku poetry illustrated by art quilts is now available at for $15.00.

Naked 2  's content is intended to help artists to surmount the blocks that negative criticism often generates. Although Naked 2 is a short, enjoyable book,  you will be informed about art criticism in its many forms. In fact, Naked 2 is the perfect text for a class in art criticism.

​"It's tough to continue making art in the face of constant rejection or detractors," says author Salli McQuaid, "but it's the only cure."

  • pub. Tranquil Press, Charleston, SC, USA, 40+pp., 2012 
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  • photographs by Mike McQuaid

This second full-color volume in the Naked series features contributions by the great California School Artist John Hunter.  (Visit the Norton-Simon Museum website for a selection of Hunter's distinctive early "Hollywood" work.)