Local Physician Opens Photography Gallery in Downtown Tacoma

Jennelle Marcereau is never bored. On work days, she’s providing care to patients as an emergency room doctor. On her off days, she’s traveling everywhere from Chile to the North Pole, and around her beloved Pacific Northwest to capture impressive landscape photographs.

The Fox Island resident will have another exciting endeavor to occupy her time beginning July 18 — the opening of her own gallery in downtown Tacoma.

Kitty corner from McMenamins Elks Temple, the Jennelle Marcereau Gallery will showcase a curated collection of Marcereau’s most stunning shots; photos that she had to summit mountains, descend into caves, and explore deserts to capture.

The flexibility of her job as an ER doctor for Tacoma Emergency Care Physicians, operating out of Tacoma General and Allenmore Hospitals, allows her to pursue her passion of getting outdoors and taking photos. She often will take weeks at a time to backpack through distant destinations, but she’s always equipped with a fully-stocked medical bag. In fact, she’s diagnosed frostbite and abscesses in fellow travelers in between shoots.

She’s been a doctor since 2001, and photographer for even longer. Now, she adds to the list: gallery owner.

The grand opening is slated to accompany Tacoma Art Walk, and begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by a representative from the Tacoma Chamber of Commerce. The celebration will include refreshments and live music.

Marcereau’s pieces will be available for purchase starting at $45 prints. The gallery is located at 702 Broadway, Suite 1C, in Tacoma. More event information is available here.

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