Q&A with MCASD Members Renee Comeau and Terry Gulden


MCASD Members are some of the most interesting people. In the last issue of VIEW, our quarterly newsletter, we featured a Q&A with long-time members Renee Comeau and Terry Gulden. Learn more about  this fantastic couple and hear why they've been with us for so  long. Thanks for your support Renee and Terry!

Renee Comeau and Terry Gulden
Occupations: Retired; Banker
Residence: La Jolla

What do you enjoy about contemporary art? We enjoy the intellectual challenge, the xcitement of seeing new things, and the opportunity to meet and interact with other people in the contemporary art community, especially through the Museum of Contemporary Art.

What has been one of your favorite exhibitions at MCASD? We enjoy them all, the Kim MacConnel Retrospective was memorable, but the current Phenomenal show is a particular treat for us since it focuses on the California art scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s, which is when we first started collecting.

What is the most rewarding part of membership? Everything; interacting with Hugh and the Museum staff, curator tours of the exhibitions, and the trips with other collectors. The Cuba trip to the Havana Biennial was fabulous in all respects. And as Contemporary Collectors, we enjoy interacting with other Members, meeting artists and seeing their studios, and the opportunities to expand our personal collection.

Why do you think it’s important to support the arts in San Diego? All of the arts need to be supported as essential parts of the fabric of life in a community. This is particularly important in a place like San Diego where there is not a long tradition of support for the arts. MCASD is certainly worthy of support as one of the most important art institutions in San Diego, but also because of its importance in the broader national contemporary art scene.

Beyond MCASD, what is another one of your favorite san Diego spots? We love the La Jolla playhouse. It is also an important element in the contemporary arts scene in San Diego. We have been members since it reopened in the early 1980s and appreciate the cutting edge programs that they present.