AEPA has numerous vendors recommended for award through a competitive bidding process.
AEPA takes pride in offering quality products and services from well-known vendor partners. View bidding documentation and current solicitations.
Please note that each Member State determines which vendor contracts are signed to best serve eligible clients within their state. All AEPA awarded vendors are listed below, so be sure to check with your local state agency for a list of available contracts.
Blick Art MaterialsBlick Art Materials Contact: Heather Havens
Supplying quality art materials since 1911, Blick Art Materials is the oldest and largest art supply specialist in the US. As an AEPA vendor partner, we are pleased to offer The Blick Advantage to its members:
- Best Selection We know that being creative often requires materials that are difficult to find. That’s why Blick stocks more than 80,000 products in its warehouse, and offers nearly 15,000 factory-direct items and more than 8,000 Blick and Utrecht brand items.
- Best Availability Our massive inventory means we should always have what you need in stock. If we don’t, that’s our fault, not yours. That’s why we do something virtually none of our competitors do — we NEVER cancel a backorder unless you ask us to, and when we receive your backordered item, we ship it out immediately — at NO additional cost to you.
- Blick Ships Quick Most orders are processed within 24 hours. Blick’s reputation for industry-leading shipping times means you’ll get your order FAST!
- Best Service & Knowledge We have real people available to answer your questions 24/7. Hundreds of Blick videos are also posted on DickBlick.com and YouTube.com, including video lesson plans for art educators and product demonstrations for artists.
Look to Blick for the following art supplies categories and more: Adhesives, airbrushing, art room furniture & lighting, books & Media, brushes, canvas, crafts, cutting tools, display & presentation, drawing materials, easels, framing, graphic arts, paints, papers & boards, printmaking, sculpture & ceramics, storage and textile arts.
School & Instructional – Bid recommended for approval in December 2018. Contract and extensions possible through March 2023.
Career and Technical Education – Bid recommended for approval in May 2022. Contract and extensions possible through May 2026.