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Welcome to, the website for artist Michael Schliefke.  You’ll find his paintings and classes, as well as various random thoughts that occupy the mind of an artist making something out of nothing.

‘The Fair’s Moving On…’ is a comprehensive show of his work – including both paintings and drawings is scheduled to open on May 23rd and 24th at Blue Genie Art.  Keep checking this website for more information as the show draws closer!

In 2013, Michael  showed 24 new paintings at a solo show at Pump Project in July and August, worked on a few commissions, and planned and put together the Blue Genie Danger Derby that became a showcase event for the East Austin Studio Tour, Besides putting together images and themes for an upcoming show in the Spring, Michael is currently working on an 11′ x 5.5′ painting of the Last Supper.  You can follow along with the progress on the large commission with the updates on the blog pages.

Michael’s studio is located inside the wondrous warehouse of Blue Genie Art Industries.  Blue Genie is a busy beehive of artistic output, a business creating large scale sculptures, museum displays, and an ever changing array of art projects for businesses throughout the country.  If you’d like to visit his studio, you can set up an appointment with Michael through email.

Follow along with Michael on facebook – the schliefkevision page has updates from his studio, various newsworthy art stories, and a collection of works that helps inspire him in his own work.