Sanchez has been teaching art classes for the past seventeen years, The VMFA, The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VCU, VUU, and currently, he is the Chair of the Art Department at St. Catherine’s School. In the past seventeen years he has served on several boards including the City of Richmond Public Art Commission, Partners in the Arts, The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1708 Gallery and Art 180. He was the first recipient of the Theresa Pollak Artist of the Year Award. In 2011, received the Distinguish Service Award from Visual Arts Center of Richmond. His work is in several collections including: Sidney and Frances Lewis, Pam and Bill Royall, First Market Bank, Capital One, Federal Reserve Bank, Markel Corporation, Dominion, and Phillip Morris.