This past year, Kent was awarded the Windgate Fellowship, a prestigious award given by the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design. Kent is the first undergraduate student in VCU's Crafts and Material Studies department to receive this fellowship. Currently, Kent is a resident at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Upon finishing his residency, Kent plans to do the following with his Fellowship:
I will travel to Japan to study and document traditional architecture, furniture and Asian art forms unfamiliar to my western aesthetic. I will take three workshops at Anderson Ranch and Penland to hone technical skills to learn techniques for curved construction and visit prominent museums related to wood in Philadelphia and New York. Following the building of my studio, I will showcase a body of work developed from the Fellowship experiences.Keep an eye out for Kent Perdue, I have a feeling his name will become well known in the art world. And please, take a look at his online journal here.