Northwestel Announces Directory Cover Art Winner for Nunavut

by NationTalk on March 13, 2012586 Views

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Nunavut residents can now enjoy the art of a Cambridge Bay artist on this year’s recently-issued Northwestel telephone directory.

The artwork selected for the 2012-2013 directories is Inuit Women’s Tall Kamiks by Shelly O’Gorman. The stencil painted print portrays Inuit traditional women’s boots, Kamiks.

Shelly O’Gorman lives in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut with her spouse and two young children. Shelly was born in Yellowknife, NWT but was raised and has lived most of her life in Cambridge Bay and Iqaluit. She is currently attending Nunavut Arctic College and is in her first year of the Maternity Care/Midwifery Program.Although a busy young mother, Shelly does take some time to produce art based on her Inuit Heritage. Shelly has always been interested in producing artwork and has won a national competition for her penciled art print Perry caribou.

“Northwestel is committed to improving the quality of life in the North” said Paul Flaherty, President and Chief Executive Officer at Northwestel. “We live here, we work here, our children go to school here; that is why we feel it is important to support our communities. We are pleased to showcase the work of another talented artist from Nunavut on the telephone directory this year. We wish her great success in the future.”

Each year, Northwestel invites artists from across the North to create a work of art to be featured on the covers of the telephone directories in NWT, Nunavut and Northern British Columbia/Yukon. The winning submissions become part of the Northwestel permanent art collection and each artist receives $2,000. Complete information about the competition is in “The Community and Directory Cover Art” section of the Northwestel website at

About Northwestel:
Northwestel Inc. services the largest operating area of any telecommunications company in the western hemisphere over the most remote and rugged terrain in Canada. It provides a complete range of voice, video and data solutions to residential and business customers in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, northern British Columbia and High Level, Alberta.

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