Portland  Artist Featured in Mosaic Art Auction to Benefit Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières

The creative talents of local artist, Stacy Alexander, of Stacy Alexander Studios from Portland,  joins an international group of mosaic artists whose works will be available for bid in the September ‘Beyond Borders: mosaic auction’ benefit for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières at the online auction website:

Known in the U.S. as Doctors Without Borders (DWB) and worldwide as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), DWB/MSF is an international medical humanitarian organization that provides aid in nearly 70 countries to people whose survival is threatened, providing medical aid to those most in need.

Mosaic is an ancient art form that involves laying out tesserae (individual pieces), such as glass, stone and pebbles, as well as more contemporary materials such as mirror, crockery and fused glass (among many other items) into an image or pattern, ranging from abstract to representational. Used for centuries as floor and wall ornamentation, and for iconic symbols in many religions, mosaic has seen a resurgence beginning in the last century, continuing with architectural uses and gaining acceptance in the world of Fine Art.

Stacy Alexander has been making art for more than 30 years and will be featuring a mosaic heart called, “Heart of the Matter” in the Doctors Without Borders online auction.  View more of her work on her website at

This auction collection of 133 mosaic artworks from artists representing 14 countries is an example of the diverse creativity in this again-burgeoning art form. Some artists use classic materials that date back to the origins of mosaic, while others take full advantage of the limitless tesserae choices available today.

This is the second all-mosaic auction to be held for DWB/MSF. The first,  held in April of 2011, included a collection of 127 artworks that generated more than $20,000 for the benefit.  Event Organizer Lin Schorr of Lin Schorr Mixed Media Mosaics ( is again curating the event with assistance from the Northville Art House, a non-profit art gallery in Northville, MI.

‘Beyond Borders: mosaic auction’ will open online, Saturday, September 1, at 9am EDT and will close Friday, September 21, at 9pm EDT at

All artwork will be on display in a live preview exhibit July 2 through August 30 at the Nancy A Fox Art Gallery, located in the Providence Center for the Healing Arts, 47601 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI, and September 5 through 22 at the Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady, Northville MI.