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9 CONTRACTS The artists whose designs win these competitions will be required to execute formal contracts with the United States Government, agreeing to execute the finished murals, or sculpture, from the winning designs for the sum named under the conditions herein stated and making such revisions in his designs as may be required for approval by the Commissioner of Public Buildings Administration. The artist will be required to furnish a bond of twenty-five per cent of the amount of the contract (where the contract is for an amount over $2,000) for the faithful performance of his contract. The installments of the fee to be paid under each contract will be determined with the winning artist at the time he enters into contract with the Government for the execution of the work. The Government gives to the artist a reasonable length of time to complete his work, but upon his failure to do so his contract may be terminated. NOTE CAREFULLY The requirements stated above apply to all of the following competitions. It has been the custom of the Section in the past to supplement the general announcements in the Bulletin with separate form announcements. On this occasion the form announcements are included in the Bulletin and follow herewith. TWO COMPETITIONS FOR MURAL PAINTINGS FOR THE SOCIAL SECURITY BUILDING, WASHINGTON, D.C. OPEN TO ALL AMERICAN ARTISTS The Section of Fine Arts, Public Buildings Administration, Federal Works Agency, invites competition for a series of mural paintings in the Social Security Building, Washington, D.C. Closing date for receiving designs for this competition - October 15, 1940. COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS FOR SOCIAL SECURITY BUILDING MURALS For the mural decoration of the Social Security Building, two mural schemes have been placed in competition. There are also four other mural schemes for which artists entering one or the other competition will become eligible provided the quality of their designs merit the awarding of a commission. These are described in later pages of the Bulletin. THE TWO MURAL SCHEMES OPEN TO COMPETITION (A) - A three panel mural on the screen of the stage in the auditorium. (B) - A group of four murals in the main corridor at the entrance to the auditorium. The Section has opened the two mural schemes to competition because of the difference in scope of the problems of each competition. It is thought that some artists may prefer to submit designs for the simpler three panel scheme for the stage of the auditorium. Other artists may be attracted by the necessarily more complex problems of design presented by the mural scheme in the corridor. The four panels in the corridor have been considered as one mural project because of their close proximity. Any artist may submit designs for either the auditorium mural scheme or the corridor mural scheme, or both.