Drawing Society

What is the Drawing Society?


Committed throughout the year to defend contemporary drawing, Christine Phal and Carine Tissot created the Drawing Society to respond to their desire to federate around them a community of art lovers, professionals and curious people to support contemporary creation.

DRAWING NOW Art Fair was born in 2007 and since 2017, the Drawing Hotel and the Drawing Lab have enabled them to diversify their actions in favor of drawing.

Every DRAWING SOCIETY subscription helps the realization of exhibitions and events!
The members of the society of friends of the DRAWING SOCIETY benefit from advantages over the three structures dedicated to the defense of contemporary drawing on the French scene.
The DRAWING NOW Art Fair, Drawing Lab, and Drawing Hotel make Paris vibrate to the rhythm of contemporary drawing around the year!

Around the Drawing Society

The Drawing Now Award

Supported by the Drawing Society, the DRAWING NOW Prize aims to support an artist in his mid-career, whose drawing practice is predominant in creation, with an endowment of 5,000 euros and the organization of an exhibition. The selection committee meets on the first day of the fair to name the winner. As every year, personalities join the selection committee.
DSC_6200Drawing Now 2019_by_Jean Picon
Exposition Danse de Travers, de Christian Lhopital, octobre 2018
Drawing Shop : Boutique autour du dessin

The Drawing Lab

Supported by the Drawing Society, the Drawing Lab is a private art center dedicated to contemporary drawing, opened in 2017 by Christine Phal, patron of contemporary drawing and founder of DRAWING NOW Art Fair.

The programming of this non-profit place is defined by the artistic committee composed of:

  • Daria de Beauvais, curator of the Palais de Tokyo
  • Agnès Callu, researcher at the Institute for Aesthetic of Arts and Technologies (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne/ CNRS)
  • Sandra Hegedüs, founder of SAM Art Projects and collector
  • Elsy Lahner, curator at the Albertina Museum in Vienna
  • Philippe Piguet, art critic and independent curator

Christine Phal’s personal dedication, with the support of the Drawing Society, allows to:

  • organize diverse events for all audiences
  • produce four exhibitions a year
  • publish catalogues
  • provide free entry to everyone

The venue’s mission is to disseminate contemporary drawing to many audiences.

Drawing Hotel

The Drawing Hotel is a 4-star boutique hotel with 48 rooms close to the Palais Royal, created in 2017 by Carine Tissot, entrepreneur, collector and director of DRAWING NOW Art Fair.
Passionate about contemporary drawing, Carine Tissot has given carte blanche to 6 artists to make each corridor a lasting work of art.

This warm place of life, open to the city and its inhabitants by its bar and patio, hosts the Drawing Lab and its shop.
The Drawing Hotel is a unique destination and invitation to explore the art of contemporary drawing.

Drawing Hotel, 17 rue Richelieu Paris 1er
Journée open studio à la Drawing Factory

Drawing Factory

On the initiative of Christine Phal, founder of Drawing Lab Paris, Carine Tissot, director of DRAWING NOW Art Fair and Drawing Hotel, with the Cnap and in partnership with SOFERIM,real estate developer, the DRAWING FACTORY opens artists' workshops in a former hotel from March 22 to September 20, 2021.

The DRAWING FACTORY is a place of dialogue, experimentation and project achievement. The teams of the Drawing Lab Paris will facilitate meetings with collectors, amateurs and professionals through one-off events making the DRAWING FACTORY the place where drawing will be created in Paris in the coming months.

Membership formulas

Drawing passes are valid for one year, for one person, with the exception of LOVERS, for two people.
Enjoy the events of the Drawing Lab and DRAWING NOW Art Fair, while enjoying discounts on all the offers of the Drawing Hotel: rooms, bar and shop!