SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — A Niles native is calling for photography submissions.

The Judith Racht Gallery, 13689 Prairie Road, Harbert, is hosting an event it is describing as “ArtPrize for Photography.” Through the months of May and June, the gallery, owned by Niles native Judith Racht, will be accepting photography submissions for a gallery opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, July 3. The gallery will then be viewed and open to the public through July 29.

Photography critics will view the artwork between July 26 and 29. The Judith Racht Gallery will host its closing ceremony 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 31, to announce winners and present monetary awards.

“This is something new that I’ve never done before,” Racht said.

Racht said that due to COVID-19, she has not been able to host other large, annual events at the gallery.

This collection and competition, she hopes, will drive

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